The whole school launched enthusiastically in to 2018, with two activity days focussed on developing our understanding of the Holy Trinity. As one Year 5 pupil explained, “We learnt that although Christians believe there is just one God, he actually has three parts; the parts of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”
The children spent two days moving round different classrooms participating in a wide variety of activities re-enforcing the idea of the significance of 3 parts to one whole in relation to the Holy Trinity. The children baked bread pretzels and learned about the tradition behind them, they looked at sculptures depicting the Holy Trinity and then created their own clay models. Trinity pyramids were made and beautiful triangular stick stained glass windows were created. Some children wrote Kenning poems about the Holy Trinity taking a verse each for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In true Bedwyn fashion, music played a big part in the Trinity workshops with children learning a Trinity song, some wrote Trinity Raps and others explored ways of using percussion to represent the trinity.
Children also explored the science behind the 3 states of water, ice and steam making links to the Holy Trinity and they also created some lovely 3 Wise men puppets to mark the start of Epiphany!
We finished the first week of term with a fantastic sharing worship in which the whole school took part in admiring the ‘best bits’ from our Trinity workshops. There is now a terrific Trinity Tree on display in the school foyer, showcasing some of the children’s work.