In recent years we have attended the Carlisle Diocese Leavers’ Service at the Cathedral in Carlisle.
This year the Year 6 pupils had an enjoyable trip from Dent station on the Settle-Carlisle line. Travelling in this way seemed to enhance the sense of connection between the two places and added to to the feeling that the service is an important way marker as the pupils prepare to move onto their new schools.
It was especially fitting to think about a special journey that connected us with other pupils and schools across the diocese, as the day also gave us an opportunity to visit the ‘Labyrinth’ art exhibition that the Class 2 pupils had contributed a tile to. Seeing our tile as part of the wider labyrinth was a striking visual reminder of our connections to other schools and communities, and pupils really enjoyed seeing the finished work.
To top it all off we had a delicious lunch in Carlisle; and we were even treated to an Ice-Cream on the way home.