Bishop of Dover visits Holy Trinity & St John’s Primary School in Margate

Bishop Rose with Holy Trinity & St John’s pupils

The Bishop of Dover, Rt Revd Rose Hudson-Wilkin, has taken part in singing and action songs before talking to Holy Trinity & St John’s primary students about her faith during a visit to the school.

After joining the whole school worship, she took time to chat with the year 5 and 6 young worship leaders to talk about the school values of ‘hope, believe, achieve’.

She also visited the school’s provisions for children with high levels of social and emotional needs and visited classrooms and allowed children to ask any further questions they had. Bishop Rose also made time to meet the family support team to learn about the work they do supporting the whole family of the pupils.

Headteacher Rob Garratt said: “It was wonderful to be able to show Bishop Rose around our school and to give her a glimpse of everything that goes on here. We serve a diverse community and we aim to be a hub for the families of our pupils not just a place where the children come to learn.

“The children and staff were a little bit star struck by Bishop Rose, especially the amazing stories she told about her childhood in Jamaica through to the many, many famous people that she has met from Barack Obama to the King. They particularly enjoyed the encouragement that she gave them to explore their faith and then tell her about it in years to come.”

Holy Trinity & St Johns is a Church of England Primary school in the heart of Margate. It has more than 400 children from reception to year 6 and aims to develop confident, curious, independent, resilient life-long learners within a Christian environment.

The school is currently developing a family hub for support, training and a food, hygiene and clothing bank. The school is raising funds to build a bespoke cabin for this.

Anyone who feels they could support this, please contact the school office on 01843 223237 / [email protected]

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  1. About time religion was taken out of all schools .If parents what religious education ,take the children to their local church, temple, mosque etc,in their now time

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