Taking inspiration from four key bible stories, pupils across the county will be engaging in practical projects to give their time, talents and treasures to the elderly in our communities.
Launching the Lent Challenge 2019 at St Mary’s CE primary academy in Ely, Archdeacon of Cambridge, the Venerable Dr Alex Hughes was delighted with how the launch had been received. “The combination of the wonderful choir and children singing worship music, lovely responses to questions in assembly and the cross-generational interactions over tea and cake made the launch of the Bishop's Lent Challenge a pleasure to attend”
Chair of Trustees for Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Hazel Williams said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to promote understanding across the generations with Diocese of Ely schools. Children can learn so much from older people and vice versa. It is fantastic that the Lent Challenge is encouraging such dialogue and partnership.”
Lent Challenge submissions from schools will be exhibited in the South Transept of Ely Cathedral between 24th June – 5th July 2019 in a public exhibition.
For more information about the Lent Challenge go to https://bit.ly/2SZEx9W
For more information about the work of Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, see www.ageukcap.org.uk
Look our for coverage on social-media with the hashtag and link to the Diocese of Ely, ageUK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with #LentAHand
This is a joint Press Release with the Diocesean Board of Education (DBE) and Age UK Cambridshire and Peterborough.
Schools wishing to take part should contact the DBE office. http://www.elyeducation.org/main/