Holy Trinity Primary Academy, Great Cheverell, is a School of Sanctuary, where all may have hope - rooted in the life of the Christian family worldwide.
A new School and parish initiative was recently set up at the school in which children in year 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity to learn more about the church's understanding of the Eucharist and reflect on Christian teaching.
The children learned that God loves them, that they are all cared for and invited to be in a relationship with him. As a result, four children were admitted to Holy Communion by Bishop Stephen at a special School Eucharist service this week.
The congregation from St Peter's Church, the parish church, joined teachers and parents from the whole school at this moving service.
The year 6 children led parts of the service with 'joy, courage and compassion'. The service was poignant and special, especially because it meant so much to everyone involved.
The bishop presented each admitted child with a Bible and a certificate of admission to Holy Communion, on behalf of the school and the church. He also led the school in reciting the peace with those who had been admitted to Holy Communion, after which they assisted with the preparation of the altar table.