Pupils show real meaning of Easter

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YOUNGSTERS have been showcasing their singing and dancing skills while also highlighting the true meaning of Easter at an annual show.

Dozens of parents packed into the hall at St Aidan’s Primary School, in Loyalty Road, to see their children perform a variety show with a twist.

The pupils took time out of lessons to learn and practice songs about a variety of Easter-related themes including chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies.

Each song related to a letter in the word Easter and the R stood for “Really about Jesus”, which staff say is the true meaning of the Easter festival.

Easter, which is the most important Christian festival, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The show, which was called E.A.S.T.E.R spells Easter, was performed to 100 parents in the school hall before youngsters broke up for their Easter holidays.

Marie Crowe, Key Stage 1 team leader at the school, said: “Around 80 children from Key Stage 1 have been learning the songs since January.

“The songs were about Easter eggs and bunnies but the true message of the show was about the resurrection of Jesus.

“There was a lot of demand from parents to watch the show so we did two shows in the school hall in front of about 100 parents.

“Everybody enjoyed themselves and the children really enjoyed dressing up, learning the songs and routine and performing them in front of their parents.

“There was a lot of positive feedback from those that watched it.

“The children have even been asking to do it again. We try to put on a show every year around this time.”

Teaching staff at the school built the scenery and props, and made the costumes.