CHILDREN at King’s Ely Acremont and Nursery had a very special visitor as part of their Easter preparations in the form of an adorable donkey called Daisy!
Liz Wright, a Welfare Adviser from the Donkey Sanctuary, popped into school with Daisy, one of her rescue donkeys, for a special outdoor worship themed around Easter. Pupils and staff joined in on a Palm Procession around the spacious school garden, led by Liz and Daisy of course.
The children sang ‘Hosanna’ to welcome Jesus and re-enacted what happened on the first Palm Sunday. Each pupil received a Palm Cross to take home with them to remind them of the Easter message of hope, and of course cooed over Daisy, who was quite happy grazing away, before they returned to their classrooms!
Head of King’s Ely Acremont, Faye Fenton-Stone, said: “It was a real joy to welcome Liz and Daisy to take part in our Palm Procession. Both teachers and pupils commented on how much everyone enjoyed the community feel to our worship, and that a strong memory had been created for us all. At King’s Ely Acremont and Nursery, learning comes in many shapes and sizes; often the best moments are spontaneous, collaborative and active. The values of experience and togetherness have certainly enriched our children’s learning adventure.”