Thursday, June 15, 2017

A surprise exhibition in Seal - this weekend only!

Year 3 from Seal Primary School came to visit the church last week to find out about its history, and the lives of the people who might have worshipped here in the Middle Ages when it was built in the 13th Century. They worked really hard, and set up an exhibition at the back of the church which their parents were invited to visit. The children showed their parents around the church, and talked about what they had found out. They were great guides!
Their exhibition will be in church until next Monday, so please pop in and have a look.

Seal School is a Rights Respecting School, working to embed the principles of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child into everything they do at school. One of the rights is the right to have good health care and clean water. They thought about what it might have been like to be a child in the Middle Ages.

The oldest "named" burial in our church is Sir William de Bryene (variously spelled in his time!) who died in 1395. The children found his tombstone by the altar. He is portrayed as a knight in armour. He was the Lord of Kemsing and Seal. 

The children did some fantastic colourful drawings of the view from the churchyard over the valley towards Kemsing. 


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