Taking turns

11 July 2014

DIOCESAN offices are not usually the most exciting places for schoolchildren to visit, but diocesan officers in St Asaph have found a way to encourage them to do so. There are 49 church schools in the diocese, and each half-term one of them will visit the offices and put up a display of the work that the pupils have been doing in their RE lessons. The idea came from the Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, Roz Williams. She hopes that it will strengthen links be-tween the schools and the diocesan office.

The first school to make use of the special board has been St Mary's School, in Ruabon. The display is about Joseph and his multi-coloured coat (above), which the pupils put up before having a tour of the offices, including the Bishop's office. "This is a great way of brightening up the reception hall of the diocesan office," Mrs Williams says, "and for us to see some of the tremendous work that is going on in our church schools.

"I look forward to seeing a different topic each half term, and St Mary's in Ruabon have started us off with a beautiful display."

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