Around 4,500 Year 6 children from church schools across the Diocese of Gloucester attended one of six services in the Cathedral this week. The worship, described by one of the teachers as both “inspirational and moving” was especially designed to mark the important milestone in children’s lives as they leave primary school and prepare to begin the next chapter in their education.
The services, which focused on the values of Wisdom, Dignity, Community and Hope included dance, drama and a wide range of music and song all led by the children themselves. Mrs Shahne Vickery, who hosts the services said: “It is an enormous privilege to share this moment with children from each corner of the diocese.”
A small olive wood holding cross was presented to every child by Mrs Rachel Howie, Diocesan Director of Education as a reminder of God’s constant love for them as they move on to their secondary schools.
Watch our brilliant Yr 6 Leavers making the giant holding crosses and discussing their meanings:
The view inside Gloucester Cathedral!