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Here you can see a variety of events that have taken place at St Mark's.
Dance Festival 2015
This half term saw one of our finest Dance Festival's ever! The children performed wonderfully and gave us a thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable show. We would like to thank everyone involved with this year's Dance Festival for all the hard work and effort that made it such a success. We can't wait for next year!
During Holy week the children have been reflecting upon the Easter story. On Monday Years 1 and 2 retold and acted out the Palm Sunday story when we remember how Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on a donkey and was greeted by cheering crowds.
On Wednesday Year 6 led our Passion Assembly when we remember how Jesus suffered and died for us on the cross to save us from our sins. Year 6 told the story in a very different and moving way this year by making comparisons between it and the story of Aslan in 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'.
An Easter Lesson by Year 6
Year 6 have been studying the ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ by C.S Lewis. They have been making comparisons with the Passion of Christ. Read this piece by Fernley Davies in Year 6.
The Passion of Christ and ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe ‘ - A Comparison
There are many similarities between the death of Aslan and Christ’s Passion.
Jesus asked to pray alone at the Garden of Gethsemane. Likewise Aslan asked for time to reflect. These are similar because they were thinking of the future but reflecting on the past. They both asked for people to accompany them but not to stand with them.
Jesus was close to Peter and gave him the job to spread the word of God when he died. In the same way, Aslan trusted Peter to give the orders to the army.
Jesus became sad around the disciples. Similarly, Aslan seemed to mope around. This was because they both knew their fate was to die yet they would die for somebody other than themselves.
Jesus was betrayed by Judas Iscariot who gave away Jesus’ position to Roman guards for money. Aslan was betrayed by Edmund who did it for a price as well.
When Mary Magdalene and Mary the Mother of Jesus went to visit the body of Jesus, the boulder that covered the tomb was rolled away. In a similar way, the stone table that Aslan was killed on cracked down the middle. Both of these were signs of the resurrection.
Just as Aslan rose from the dead, Jesus was resurrected.
By Fernley Davies (Year 6)
World Book Day 2015
On Thursday 5th March we had a fantastic time celebrating World Book Day at St Mark's. World Book Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and share our love of books and reading. Our theme was 'Traditional Tales' so children and staff were invited to come to school dressed as a character from a traditional story.
Children arrived in school to the news that some well-known fairytale characters were on the loose at St Mark's! They were asked to keep a look out for these mischievous characters, who popped up unsuspectingly around school throughout the day. Children took part in lots of fun activities, helped to raise money for the school library by having a book sale, and even had the opportunity to attend a fairytale ball!
Everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable day and we can't wait for next year!
Take a look at some of the amazing costume creations from our World Book Day celebrations...
Photographs courtesy of Salford Advertiser/MEN Media.
This stunning Franciscan crucifix has been donated to St Mark's by a family whose children are former pupils of our school. It was blessed by Fr Barry during the leavers mass and will now become the focal point of our school hall.
The Day the Giant Egg arrived
World Book Day 2012