Burntstump Seely Church of England Academy staff and children asked members of their school community to contribute wax shavings which the school then made into a candle to use during daily worship.
Representatives of the school governors, children, parents and church added to the candle, which, says Head Teacher Emily Sopp, is representative of the kinship within the school community. “The idea behind the candle is to help us all to understand that we are one big community, symbolised by the candle and that Jesus runs through our lives, symbolised by the candle’s wick.
Vicar Kurt from St Paul’s in Daybrook came into school and blessed the candle for us and we now light the candle during daily worship. It helps us to remember that Jesus is the light of the world and that he is with us always.”
Pupil Ramiyah (year 6) said, “The candle helps us to remember everyone who is a part of our school community. I think it is a nice way to do this, and that each time we use the candle we can think about everyone who is a part of Burntstump Seely, It helps us to remember everyone who helps us.”