Journey into Easter
St Mary's Church, Wednesday 22 March and Saturday 25 March 2006
There were 10 bases around the church and the visitors could go round as many as they liked and take as long as the liked. Each taught us something of Jesus.
On Wednesday 22 March the children in Years 3&4 at St Mary's Junior School were invited to visit the Prayer Maze. The pictures below were taken by Fr Grant Bayliss on this occasion
This is what some of the children wrote about their visit to the Prayer Maze
On Wednesday 22nd of March, Years 3 and 4 from Prestbury St Mary’s Junior School were doing Easter workshops at Church to do with the Easter story. We tasted bread to represent the Last Supper (it was very nice). Then we tasted some vinegar and lemon water to show us how sour life can be (it was horrible). Then each one of us wrote down our fears on a piece of paper, stuck it onto a small rock and put it by the foot of the cross. This way Jesus can help us not to be afraid.
We had very good time doing the workshops and it taught us all that when life starts to get sour we can trust God to help us always.
Hannah C Aged 8
The Prayer Maze at St Mary’s church was for celebrating Easter and we were thinking about all the things that happened at Easter. I learned lots of things about how things were bitter and sweet at that time. For that activity we tried vinegar to resemble bitter times and after we had water to resemble the sweet, only I didn’t want to have water because I liked the vinegar. I also learned that Easter isn’t just about Jesus dying and rising again. It’s about Palm Sunday and Passover too. We watched some of Shrek to think about when Peter asked Jesus for forgiveness. The Prayer Maze was extremely fun and I think that is was a great opportunity for children to think about Easter. I can’t say what my favourite part was because it was so fantastic. Overall it was a brilliant day and I am glad that I did it.
Rebecca L Aged 9
On Wednesday March 22nd Y3H went to church to do some Easter activities. We were split into groups and given an activity to start with. There were eight different things you could do altogether.
I enjoyed it most when we ate the bread because it was nice and fresh, this was like when Jesus broke the bread at the Last Supper. The activity that I thought helped me understand Easter the most was The Dead End. We moved a red line and a white line to form a T. The white line formed the stem of the T, we moved the white line on after the red line so show that there was life after death: †.
Another interesting thing was when you got a stone and a sticky label and on the sticky label you wrote something that scared you or worried you, then you stuck it on the rock and put it on the table with the others.
At the end we got given a flag and you had to wave it and shake an instrument while you sang Hosanna. I really enjoyed this prayer maze and I thought it would help me remember on Easter day that Jesus died and rose again.
Lydia B Aged 8
The prayer maze was celebrating Easter. I liked the part where bread represented the Last Supper. I also enjoyed singing the song at the end. I learnt that Easter is a joyful time. I’d really like to repeat the experience. It helped me to understand the meaning better, and what Jesus did for me and the world.
Ben H Aged 9
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