12 May 2017
'The lives of the Saints teach us to keep Christ close and to walk with Him daily. '
On Friday May 12th, in preparation for their Confirmation, both Year 6 classes participated in an RE Inspire Workshop based on their Confirmation saints.
The children had previously researched and written about the lives of their chosen Confirmation Saint. The children were very enthusiastic and arrived at the workshop with lots of information about their Saints along with signs and symbols associated with them. The children thoroughly enjoyed working with their family member in creating their beautiful stained glass windows.
First, the children gave a short presentation about why the lives of the saints are important part of our Confirmation preparation. They were then given a picture of their saint in a stained glass window, which they had to carefully traced around and cut out. They then had to repeat the first step to make the front and back of their windows. Next the children then chose suitable colours of tissue paper to create the illusion of a stained glass window.
Once the design was finished, the children added finishing touches like glitter, gems and sparkles to make their stained glass window even more beautiful. They were all imaginatively created and the finished windows were stunning!
The children all agreed that this was a wonderful opportunity for them to work together with their family members. Feedback from both pupils and family members showed that this was something that they enjoyed and are eager to do again.