Easter Celebrations and Book Fair

As part of our Easter Celebrations and to continue our World Book Day 2024 celebrations, our Easter Book Fair took place this week. Pupils from Primary and Secondary visited the Book Fair and selected books for themselves to take home.

The aim of the Book Fair is to inspire our pupils to develop a passion for reading. Primary and KS3 pupils were also given Book Bags which included certificates, stickers and book tokens.

Easter is an important time for many faiths, including Christians and Muslims.

For Christians, Jesus’s resurrection and triumph over death is celebrated at Easter. Whereas Muslims believe that he was raised to Heaven without being put on the cross and God created a resemblance to appear exactly like Jesus who was crucified instead of Jesus, he then ascended bodily to Heaven, there to remain until his Second Coming in the end days.

However, for both faiths, Jesus is held in high esteem. Muslims and Christians believe that Jesus entered the world in a miraculous manner and that he worked mighty deeds on Earth. Muslims and Christians also share a common reverence for Jesus, and this can serve as a starting-point for dialogue leading to greater levels of mutual understanding, tolerance, and respect.

For other religions Easter marks the beginning of Spring and life. Easter traditions and symbols have evolved over time, though some have been around for centuries, with celebratory meals being a symbol of celebration in many religions, such as the beloved chocolate Easter egg! In addition to being able to select books to take home, pupils’ were each given an Easter Egg to reward their hard work, and they were treated to edible Chocolate plant pots made by our lovely Catering Team.