Year 6 Leavers' Service
Click on the link below to watch clips of our joyful and moving Outdoor Worship
Over the last year, many people have been helping their neighbours and showing kindness towards others. One of these groups is the Upavon Buddy Scheme. Tim Turnball and the team deliver food or medicine and generally provide support and contact, making shielding or self-isolation a little easier.
After hearing about the volunteers during a Collective Worship via Zoom, the children at Rushall C of E primary School wanted to help bring some cheer to the community. They felt it was important that those who are seeing fewer people know that they are being thought of. Pupils and Staff created around 50 paper 'bouquets' which were delivered by the local Buddy Schemes, to those who are less able to leave their homes.
We have received many kind emails and notes of thanks from those who were given the flowers and Tim wanted us to know
"They're going down a treat. Everybody is so happy and grateful."
Compared to the week-by-week efforts of many, our contribution was small. However, it has helped us to learn that small acts of kindness can have a big impact.
We are very proud to have joined a worthwhile and creative local project, Pewsey's Creative Communities 'Spring to Life' Art Trail.
7 schools and many local groups and businesses have joined together to create artwork to bring cheer to local residents. The children of Rushall have made some fantastic contributions including an entire dawn chorus of birds perched amid the blossom in the window of Pewsey Heritage Centre and Weaving. Look out for our class emblems on the River Walk between the Heritage Centre and Scotchel Nature Reserve. The children's individual weaving is hung throughout the reserve. The trail is opening today and will be there throughout the Easter Holidays - enjoy!
Thankyou to all of the children, parents, staff, governors, friends, and Diocese members who joined us at our service to welcome our new Head Teacher Sarah Ward!
Reverend Jennifer led lovely Ascension Day readings and prayers, there was beautiful singing by the children, and all of the congregation joined in promises to help and support Mrs Ward as she embarks upon her new journey with us.
It was a very happy day!