WIRRAL schools were asked to explore the theme of friendship at a recent event.
It formed part of Education Sunday, set up by Christian churches as a day of celebration and prayer for local people in education.
St Michael and All Angels church in Pensby annually invite Thingwall primary school, Pensby primary school and Stanley school to join them in this celebration.
This year Education Sunday was held on February 3. While the service was led by the church, Pensby primary, Thingwall primary and Stanley dchool were invited to give a performance to a particular theme.
This year’s theme was friendship, reflecting the links formed between the schools in the relocation of Stanley school from Thingwall primary to the new site at Pensby primary.
Children from all three schools were invited to take part in a variety of friendship based activities, which were filmed and made into a DVD shown to the congregation on the day.
Thingwall primary headteacher Danielle Cronin Pensby primary headteacher Kate Brown joined forces to write readings and anecdotes about friendship. They also created a game of Famous Celebrity Friends, in which the congregation were invited to guess famous pairings such as Ant and Dec or Tom and Jerry.
There were even sweet-based prizes for correct guesses. The people from the church also provided anecdotes and readings from the Bible which emphasise connections, togetherness and friendship.
A teacher at Thingwall primary school said: “It was a thoroughly enjoyable morning, and a great way of celebrating the strong links between the three schools and the church.”