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St Thomas More Catholic

Primary School

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Year 6 RE Inspire Workshop

21 March 2014

On Friday 21st March both Year 6 classes participated in an RE Inspire Workshop in preparation for their Confirmation.

Having previously researched the lives of their Confirmation Saints, the children arrived at the workshop with lots of relevant information about their Saints and signs and symbols associated with them. The children worked with a family member to make a stained glass window of their chosen Confirmation Saint.

First, the children were given a picture of their saint in a stained glass window, which they had to carefully trace around and cut out. Once this was done, they had to repeat the first step to make a front and a back. Then, the children chose the appropriate vellum papers and stuck it to one side of the stencil. After that, they sandwiched the two pieces of paper together, with the vellum paper in-between.

Once the design was finished, the children added finishing touches like glitter, gems and sparkles to make their stained glass window stand out.

This was a wonderful opportunity for the children and their families to work together as part of their sacramental preparation. Feedback from both pupils and families shows that this was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

"My stained glass window of my Saint will help me during my preparation for my Confirmation."

"It was difficult, but I enjoyed cutting out the different pieces and seeing the finished stained glass window."

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