Easter festivities are still rolling on

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If you think the season of chocolate eggs is over, think again.

The religious element of the festive event is continuing for pupils at one Marton school.

Easter festivities St St George's CE High School and Academy

Easter festivities St St George's CE High School and Academy

Year seven pupils at St. George’s School have been attending the ‘Stations of the Resurrection Experience’ at St. Paul’s Church, Marton,

More than 200 pupils were introduced to the season of ‘Easter’ which lasts 50 days in churches across the Fylde coast.

During the hour long sessions put on specifically for the Church of England Academy youngsters, pupils had the chance to explore Bible stories about the resurrection of Jesus.

They took part in a wide rnage of activities from making fish out of sticks, glue and paper, to plaiting friendship bracelets for each other to interviewing Youth Workers from the Diocese of Blackburn.

The pupils were encouraged to explore for themselves the real reasons for Easter discussing the events and related meanings.

Pupils were enthusiastic and speaking after the event, the Chaplain of St. George’s School, Rev Helen Houston, said that “Easter is a really joy-filled, exciting time of year for Christians.

She added: “We say that Jesus rose from the dead.

“That’s a big and provocative claim to make.”

The chaplain added: “My colleagues and I hope that by staging events like ‘the Stations’ we can help our young people engage constructively with Christian claims and come to see the relevance and importance of the Easter message for themselves.”