GALLERY: They say never work with children and animals, but a school pet service was a roaring success

A FENLAND primary school looked more like Noah’s Ark on Wednesday morning, when children brought along their pets to be blessed at a special service.

Friendly felines, adorable dogs, cute rabbits, and a canary were among the pets brought along to All Saints Primary School. Some pupils had photos of their pets, or brought along cuddly toy - and one youngster took frog spawn into school for a blessing .

Head teacher Rachel Beeson said: “The service was a roaring success, the children really loved it. We held the pets service as part of the Ely Diocesan Lent Challenge for schools with the theme “Remembering our World.”.

A working party of children had planned and written the service, and year five pupils acted as marshals. The service at the inter-church school was conducted by Rev Jenny Webb, and was also attended by Father Philip Sainter.

Rachel added: “We have been awarded gold certificates for the challenges we have already completed, and if we win gold for all five challenges, we will be presented with an award.”

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The last challenge will be “Preparing for Easter,” which will include Easter art, a special service and new songs.

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