PUPILS in Year 6, from six Melksham schools visited Salisbury Cathedral recently, to celebrate the end of their primary school journey before heading to secondary school in September.
The schools, all under The White Horse Federation (TWHF) umbrella, were Forest & Sandridge C.E. Primary School, The Manor School, St George’s C of E Primary School Semington, St Mary’s CE Primary School Broughton Gifford, Seend C of E Primary School and Shaw C.E. Primary School.
Pupils were invited to reflect on their primary school years through lighting candles, writing Christian values on cut-out hearts, singing hymns and watching and taking part in plays about identity.
1,750 children from more than 55 church schools across the Salisbury diocese attended the event over three days, led by Salisbury Diocesan Board of Education and hosted in Salisbury Cathedral.
Primary consultant head teacher for The White Horse Federation, Anna Wilcox said, “It was a fantastic time to get all our Year 6 leavers together to celebrate their time in TWHF primary schools and helping them prepare for their next steps.”
Diocesan advisor Nicola Coupe, said, “It was a moving occasion for all and we are very grateful to all that were involved in the putting together of these memorable few days.”