Schoolchildren from St Patrick's recreate Easter worship for Walton-le-Dale residents

Schoolchildren took recycling to a new level to bring some Easter cheer to villagers.

By Sonja Astbury
Saturday, 18th April 2020, 11:45 am

Mindful that people couldn’t get to church to worship, youngsters at St Patrick’s RC Primary School in Walton-le-Dale decided to recreate the 14 stations of the cross and them posted them outside for passers-by and worshippers to see.

Worshipping at the tablets, a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion, is a key part of the RC faith.

The first nine stations were made out of old Christmas trees shaped as crosses to remind viewers of the links between Jesus’s birth at Christmas and death on Good Friday.

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Pupils from St Patrick's at Walton-le-Dale made stations of the cross and posted them on old Christmas trees

The remaining five stations were created by using items already in the school grounds.

Each station was placed at least two metres apart to comply with the current guidance on social distancing and have proved popular with the many people who walk past the school each day, many stopping to read the information on each one.

The school also produced a short, video, suitable for children of primary school age, in which acting headteacher Liz Hindley takes the viewer through each station

Pupils from St Patrick's at Walton-le-Dale made stations of the cross and posted them on old Christmas trees for people to worship in isolation
Pupils from St Patrick's at Walton-le-Dale made stations of the cross and posted them on old Christmas trees for people to worship in isolation