This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
|Bishop of Leicester Tim Stevens with Max Harlow, 10, Maya Topping, 5, Jack Chapman, 5, & Lauren Henry, 11|
Pupils' ideas turned into prayer trail
A sculpture prayer trail inspired by pupils has been created at a primary school.
The art was unveiled at Gilmorton Chandler CofE School in a ceremony attended by Bishop of Leicester, the Rt Rev Tim Stevens, and diocesan director of education, Canon Mary Lawson.
It features seven artworks based on a verse from Galatians interpreting goodness and gentleness, joy, love, patience and faithfulness, kindness and self-control.
There is also a pebble cross where children leaving the school will each place a stone.
Children came up with ideas for the trail, which were realised by Ruth Cutler, Dean Williams, Ian Tuck, Andy Moyes, Liam Hadjipetrou, John Tozer and Kerr Doig.
Head teacher Marie Sandford said: "We encourage all children to become independent, creative learners who also respect and care for others and for the environment."
Team vicar the Rev Emma Davies said: 'This project has been a wonderful way of helping the children think about some core Christian values."