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Children in Newham learn about Christianity in month-long Easter celebrations

PUBLISHED: 13:00 01 April 2018 | UPDATED: 09:53 02 April 2018

Children from schools in Stratford, Forest Gate, East Ham, Plaistow and Manor Park were taught by 75 Christian volunteers. Picture: Faith in Schools

Children from schools in Stratford, Forest Gate, East Ham, Plaistow and Manor Park were taught by 75 Christian volunteers. Picture: Faith in Schools

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Almost 2,000 children from across Newham were invited to a huge Easter event held by churches this month.

From March 9-27, Year Four pupils from 14 schools in Forest Gate, East Ham, Plaistow, Manor Park and Stratford attended activities at their local churches to learn more about how Christians celebrate Easter.

Organised by charity Faith in Schools, 25 churches from across the borough held role-playing sessions, dance workshops and arts and crafts activities.

Students from Forest Gate took part in a storytelling drama session, where they re-enacted the crucifixion and resurrection, while children at Salisbury Primary School learnt about celebration in a dance workshop.

Faith in Schools has been holding seasonal events and teaching RE lessons in line with the Newham Religious Education Agreed Syllabus since 2003. This year they will be expanding to secondary schools, providing Q&A panels for GCSE students and having Christian visitors speak in schools.


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