Celebrations were in full swing at Toftwood Infant School when all of the Year One children went to St Nicholas’ Church in Dereham to learn about the Christian celebration of marriage. The Reverend Sally Theakston conducted a special friendship ceremony for three ‘brides’ and three ‘grooms’, who pledged to be friends for ever. All of the children dressed up for the occasion, with the wedding party in full wedding dress and all the guests in their best clothes.
The visit took place to enhance the children’s learning about the Christian celebration of marriage, which they had been learning about in school. The children have learnt about the roles of people involved in a wedding, used a range of Christian artefacts to develop their understanding and made celebration cupcakes and invitations.
They also sang the song ‘Sing Hosanna’ accompanied by Mrs George, a TA at the school, on the Church organ.
They then returned to school to have a wedding breakfast. The children all enjoyed eating the cupcakes they had made and decorated, followed by a first dance and the celebrations continued throughout the afternoon.