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'Easter Eggstravaganza' for Christian students

30 March 2017

As the end of term in our schools draws near, we were pleased to receive the following article from Fusion, the Christian Union group at William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School in Welton. Here, the students share a reflection on an Easter-themed event, complete with egg-related puns! 

On 22nd March 2017, students at William Farr Church of England Comprehensive School hosted their own Easter Day. It started with a cracking time at the Easter service, where students really came out of their shells. Over 100 students attended and listened to eyewitness accounts of the Easter story from Simon of Cyrene, a Roman soldier and Mary Magdalene. They also participated in an Easter-themed game, ‘The Chicken or the Egg’, in which pupils had the chance to win a Cadburys Mini Egg Easter egg.

Pupils were then eggcited to be given free range of the school grounds to hunt for mis-laid pegs scattered around the school, which could be eggschanged for one Cadburys Creme Egg – as the French would say, ‘One egg is un oeuf’. All 500 eggs (yes, 500 fondant-filled chocolate shells – we’re not yolking), which were funded by the Lincoln Diocesan Trust (Lister) Fund (which provides funds for youth work in the diocese), were distributed to eager students who had been successful in scrambling to find a peg. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all who participated; one student loudly proclaimed, “This is the best day of my life!” after receiving their egg.

All of this fun is part of the outreach programme coordinated by Fusion, the William Farr Christian Union. Fusion is student led and meets every Monday in the school chapel for fun, food and faith. Our outreach programme allows us to engage with students and increase awareness of what Fusion does in the hope that some pupils will join us for the summer term.