Grantham youngsters learn about Christianity

Pupils of Spitalgate and Earl of Dysart primary schools visit Barrowby church.
Pupils of Spitalgate and Earl of Dysart primary schools visit Barrowby church.
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Youngsters from Spitalgate and Earl of Dysart primary schools in Grantham were “in awe” of the church in Barrowby during a recent visit.

A group of Year 3 pupils were taken to the village church to learn more about Christianity, and were particularly impressed by the stained glass windows which tell the story of harvest.

They also read memorial plaques and the names of soldiers from the village who lost their lives in the First World War.

Pupil Domenika Svanka wrote a story about her experience. She wrote: “At the church I learnt that when people go to worship they have some cushions, called kneelers, which they put on the floor and put their knees on while they are saying prayers. I learnt that people sit on chairs called pews and they were red.

“I learnt that at church they light candles because Jesus is the light of the world.

“At the church I got a piece of paper and wax crayons. I went to a grave and put the paper on it and coloured it to create a grave rubbing.

“We saw a huge Bible, it was very heavy and old.

“One of my friends went up to the microphones, used by the vicar, and said a prayer.”