GALLERY: Two Fenland primary school pupils say ‘I do’ at mock wedding
WEDDING bells rung in a Fenland village as two primary school pupils tied the knot during a religious education lesson with a difference.
Youngsters swapped their West Walton Primary School uniform for wedding attire on Tuesday and headed to the village’s parish church to witness Liam Horspole marry his bride Jordan Martin at a mock wedding.
Almost 120 guests packed the church to witness the traditional ceremony which contained vows, the exchanging of rings, speeches and a reception to complete the realness of the fake ceremony.
Catherine Farnham, the school’s head of Key Stage 1, said: “We wanted to bring RE to life and make the lessons feel real for the children.
“The objective was for children to learn about the promises made in church before God and for the youngsters to experience a real church wedding.
“We were absolutely thrilled with how the event went because the children and their parents were really enthusiastic about it. The nicest thing is everyone will remember it and the pupils keep saying how much they’ve learned from it - which was always our main aim.”
The Rev Mike Cheshire was on hand to marry the happy couple - who were escorted up the aisle by seven bridesmaids and two page boys.
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Pupils from Years 1, 2 and 5 joined in with the event which coincided with a project the school’s Year 6 pupils had been completing.
They produced the order of service and invitations as part of the colourful event which ended with non-alcoholic toasts being raised to the newlyweds.