Cathedral welcomes more than 2000 children for leavers services

Liverpool Cathedral is set to welcome more than 2000 year six children to three special services, to celebrate their transition from primary to secondary school.

Primary School Leavers services begin

Liverpool Cathedral is set to welcome more than 2000 year six children to three special services, to celebrate their transition from primary to secondary school.

The services are being led by Bishop James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool, and Bishop Richard Blackburn, Suffragan Bishop of Warrington and Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education.

The number of services was increased from two last year to three this year to cope with demand from schools that wanted to celebrate at the Cathedral.

Each of the three services will begin with a procession with each school carrying their banner. A number of the schools will also join in workshops before the services, where they will take part in a range of activities encouraging them to think, reflect and talk about their move to secondary school. The workshops involve drama performances, and question and answer sessions with current secondary school pupils.

Bishop Richard Blackburn, Chair of the Diocesan Board of Education, said, “The primary school leavers services are becoming a firm fixture in many school calendars. The Diocese of Liverpool aims to educate the whole person, at both primary and secondary level, and these services are a chance for both the pupils and teachers to reflect spiritually on the years spent at primary school and to look forward with hope and excitement to the next chapter.”