Shine Winslow, Shine!
‘Let your light shine’ is the new message being shared at Winslow Church of England Combined School. And on Friday 12th January 2018, Bishop Alan of Buckingham, visited the school to speak on the theme at a special service attended by pupils, staff, and parents. The choir of St Laurence Church led by Derry French, their music director, also added their voice to the celebration.
Two of the pupils taking part, Maisie Kingham (year 5) and Florence Jowers (year 4), designed the winning bookmarks, reflecting the school’s new theme: ‘Let your light shine ‘. These were blessed by the Bishop during the service and then handed out to all pupils, members of staff and governors at the school. Special thanks were given to Waddesdon CE School, for its help in producing the bookmarks, and to Rev Andrew Lightbown, vicar of St Laurence Church, for setting up the Chaplaincy which had funded their production and which continued to support the school so generously.
Cazz Colmer, head teacher of Winslow C of E Combined School said; ‘We are a school that is rated good by Ofsted and our inclusive Christian ethos welcomes all children age 3-11. Each child is unique, reflecting some of God’s light every day in what they do and on those they meet. Each one will find excitement, discovery, warmth and friendship here in the glow of that light – these bookmark designs are just one example of our pupils flourishing as individuals and engaging with each other. Such light dispels all kinds of darkness, bringing clarity, hope and purpose to our school and to the local community’