Stickney Primary is a church school and enjoys very close links with the local church of St Luke’s. Children regularly attend services such as Christmas, Harvest festival, Easter and also the Leaver’s Service to celebrate the achievements of our Year Six children. In addition, children from the school pay an annual visit to Lincoln cathedral to take part in the Church Schools’ Festival.
Recognising the achievements of pupils and staff is an important part of our ethos.
We have regular church services at St. Luke's to celebrate Harvest, Christmas, St Luke's Day, and Easter. We also hold regular acts of worship including our Leavers Service at St Luke's church.
On Thursday 3rd October, we celebrated our Harvest Festival at St Luke's church. There were donations of fruit, vegetables and canned foods. We celebrated with a song from KS1 and reception class, poems from year 3, a year 4 drama based on the story 'Stone Soup', Psalm 65 read by year 5 children and year 6 wrote some harvest prayers. This was all led by Reverend Fran who helped us to give thanks during harvest time.
Year 1 and Year 2 Visit to St Luke's
Class 1 and 2 visited the church on Friday 4th October. They lay on the floor, closed their eyes and listened to the church. Some said they could hear water, another said they had heard God, and a few said they could hear the traffic outside. They then used a new church spotter book to find different parts of the church such as the font, alter and pews, and learnt lots of facts about them. Reverend Fran led the children in their explorations. Afterwards the children said they felt calm, good, peaceful and spiritual.
Easter Experience 2019
On Wednesday 24th April we visited St Luke's for a special Easter Experience with Reverend Fran and her team. The children took part in several stations around the church which explored the Easter story. They entered the church waving palm branches and shouting Hosanna; they then sat as if to the Last Supper and learnt about the Seder plate, ate some bread and had a drink of squash to represent wine. Then the children heard and experienced the remainder of the Easter story with forty pieces of silver, a cross, a crown of thorns and an actual tomb to illustrate the story.
It was a very spiritual and thoughtful experience which opened up lots of questions from the children.
Thank you for new life
For spring flowers, baby chicks, new born lambs.
For spring sunshine and rain showers
Which helps the plants to grow.
Thank you for the dried bulbs and seeds
Which are springing into new life
Soon they will be beautiful.
Most of all Lord,
We thank you for your Son, Jesus,
Who suffered and died for us, on the cross.
And today, we celebrate, that on Easter Day
He rose from the dead.