Now that advent is upon us, Year 3 took the opportunity to make Christingles. Our RE work this term has been on the importance of signs and symbols in religion. During assembly on Thursday, the children heard about how candles are used to represent the light of Christ and are lit during advent to symbolise hope, love, joy and peace.
In class, the children then learnt about how each part of the Christingle is a symbol to help Christian children understand the importance of Jesus and the Gospel. The children were told that the orange represents the world, the red ribbon symbolises the love and blood of Christ, that sweets and dried fruit are used to represent all of God’s creations and the lit candle represents Jesus’ light in the world - bringing hope to people living in darkness.
The children were interested to learn that there is more to advent than chocolate and that it pays to have big feet if you are a child in Germany - ask your children!