Ascension Day, also known as The Feast of the Ascension, is one of the universally celebrated feast days of Christian Churches as well as one of the important Christian festivals observed worldwide. Traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, this day marks the last appearance of Lord Jesus Christ to his followers exactly 40 days after His resurrection at Easter.
In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. ”
John 14: 2
This year we commemorated this holy festival with a special whole school assembly held on our school roof! Every pupil, from nursery right up to Year 6, gathered together on the roof, along with school staff and governors. The weather was absolutely glorious with the sun shining high in the bright blue sky – perfect weather for such a special day!
The assembly was part of our special collective worship led by The Rev. Graham Buckle who explained why today was such a special day. Then, accompanied by Mr Carden, playing the keyboards with much enthusiasm and joy, the entire school joined the Year 6 choir in singing everyone’s favourite Our God Is A Great Big God and other hymns.
Representatives from every class then gathered together with their balloons and at Graham’s signal, they were released into the sky to commemorate our Lord Jesus Christ’s ascent into heaven. It was such a moving and amazing sight to behold. Graham blessed everyone and this was followed by a singing of the the Lord’s Prayer.
Thank you to Graham for leading the assembly, to Mrs Dyer and staff for organising the balloons and all the pupils, to the Year 6 choir for their amazing singing, Mr Carden for organising the music and also to the dancers for their amazing dance the next day to Lord I Lift Your Name On High.