Children repay Bishop’s visit

The Bishop of Blackburn pictured with headteacher Mrs Christine Taylor and chairman of governors Mr Geoff Hill during his visit to St Mary's Primary School, Mellor
The Bishop of Blackburn pictured with headteacher Mrs Christine Taylor and chairman of governors Mr Geoff Hill during his visit to St Mary's Primary School, Mellor

THE run-up to Christmas has been a busy time at St Mary’s Primary School, in Mellor.

First the school welcomed a very special visitor the Bishop of Blackburn, Rt Rev. Nicholas Reade, came to lead an act of worship and perform the official opening of the chool’s new infant classrooms.

Year Four children from St Mary's Primary School, in Mellor, who formed the nativity tableau at Blackburn Cathedral.

Year Four children from St Mary's Primary School, in Mellor, who formed the nativity tableau at Blackburn Cathedral.

Then, on December 15th, children from St Mary’s returned the favour when they visited the Bishop’s “home” – Blackburn Catherdral – to take part in a special nativity service. All the children sang a variety of carols and the school choir and orchestra performed a selection of Christmas music.

Pupils in year six narrated the Christmas story, while pupils from Year Four acted out the nativity tableau.