Nativity re-interpreted!

NativityThe Diocesan Education team and the Cathedral education team are always trying to think of new ways to make sure that our partnership, which supports all of our Church of England schools, might be enriched.
This is particularly important just now as our Schools’ Festival in 2014 and 2015 has not been able to take place due to the works at the Cathedral.  You can see the result of our fresh thinking hanging in Rochester Cathedral until 2 February 2015.
We provided one large plastic hoop and asked 12 schools (including primary, secondary and infant) to create Nativity mobiles.  We provided some ‘starter’ ideas but we were keen that the children and students represented the Nativity in their particular and special way.  We think that you will agree that this is what they have done in some spectacular ways.  You can visit the Cathedral to admire their efforts and learn what lies behind their designs which have been captured in a written explanation which is available to visitors.  They will also make a valuable contribution to the Christmas celebrations at our Cathedral
Thank you to all the schools who have contributed and also to the Cathedral vergers who provided the practical expertise and enthusiasm to make sure that the mobiles were set safely in their places.  We asked our schools to make sure that the Christmas message came across loud and clear through their images – we hope that you agree that they do!
By Virginia Corbyn

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