Our Easter story

14th March 2019

It is one of the most important weeks in the Christian calendar and the schoolchildren of Brewood are about to retell the Easter story.

We are proud to be hosting the event on April 10 in our Peakman Hall with nearly 300 children taking part.

Our students will be linking up with other pupils in the town and the local churches to put on a tableaux depicting the events surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ.

It will be held at 2pm on the Wednesday before we break up for the Easter holidays and the day before our Easter service, which takes place at 9.15am at the church of St. Mary and St. Chad.

All of the schools in Brewood are taking part and we are expecting nearly 300 children to be involved, retelling the events of the Easter story – so it should be quite a spectacle.

The centrepiece will be a tableaux, with each school putting on their own performance, which could be a song, mime or small piece of drama.

They will be covering the events from Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter when Jesus made a triumphal entry into Jerusalem, through Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper, the Crucifixion on Good Friday and the Resurrection on Easter Sunday – an extremely important week in the story of Christ.

We will have communal singing, with a small musical group accompanying and are delighted that our local churches will also be involved on the day.

The children will be wearing coloured T-shirts and bringing Easter prayers on palm leaves to display.

The Brewood Easter event is becoming an annual tradition, with residents and school parents invited to attend. The schools involved are Brewood Middle, St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School and St. Mary’s and St. Chad’s First School, along with St. Dominic’s.