Schools’ festival popular with Grantham pupils

Pupils of West Grantham Academy St Hugh's at Lincoln Cathedral.
Pupils of West Grantham Academy St Hugh's at Lincoln Cathedral.
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Ten pupils of West Grantham Academy St Hugh’s were treated to a day out at Lincoln Cathedral for the Secondary Church Schools’ Festival.

During the day the Year 9 students participated in numerous activities such as caligraphy, art and drama, as well as stone masonry. They were even given a guided tour, accompanied by choir boys singing many traditional hymns.

Callum Breden said: “The stained glass windows were ‘fantabulous’ and the Jesus sculpture was amazing.”

Many people shared Callum’s view on the day.

Naomi Fenton said: “I really enjoyed my day out at Lincoln Cathedral, I learned about calligraphy and the cathedral itself.” Charlotte Caithness added: “The cathedral was magnificent, I really enjoyed the day.”

The day also strongly tied in with journalism. The students were given the opportunity to work with a representative of the Young Journalist Academy. Their task was to record the two-day festival and then turn these recordings into a feature length film. However, this wasn’t the Young Journalist Academy’s only contribution to the proceedings. They also interviewed key students and adults from the Diocese who were responsible for bringing the event together.

Esme Mannion said: “It was a fun day, I learnt a lot about journalism.”