Crowland pupils put on a show for the Bishop

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Pupils and staff at South View School,welcomed the Bishop of Lincoln, The Rt Rev 
Christopher Lowson, to their school for a special visit last week.

During his visit, the Bishop was treated to a retelling of the traditional Russian tale, 
Babushka, by the Year 4 Drama Club, whilst the Year 5 pupils sung a beautiful version of the carol In the Bleak Midwinter accompanied on the piano by the chair of governors of the school, Mr Paul Weston.

In return, the Bishop showed the children two of the most important items, which he holds dear, his crosier (a bishop’s staff or crook) and his special hat, known as a Mitre.

The Bishop and Reverend Charles Brown, reverend of the parish, encouraged the children to think about what it means to give, especially in the run up to Christmas, linking it with the story of Babushka and in preparation for the Christingle service.

Teacher Miss Brunt said: “The children did so well in their performances. I was blown away by the Year 5 choir – their singing was beautiful and atmospheric.

“The actors performed fantastically. As a Year 4 teacher, I felt massive amounts of pride as they overcame their nerves and performed seamlessly for the school and the visitors.

“ Meeting the Bishop of Lincoln was a great joy and a privilege, and it will be a memory which will stick in our memories for a very long time.

“It was an honour to be able to showcase our amazing children to him.

“We hope he is able to visit again, and spend more time with us here at South View School.”