Schools link up for show at cathedral

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A GROUP of children have performed a unique retelling of the story of Easter at Winchester Cathedral.

The pupils from Hook-with-Warsash Primary School performed the story, called Rabboni.

Rabboni is a musical performance of the Easter story through readings and songs which was written by year 6 teacher Mark Baxter.

Pupils from Brockenhurst Primary School in the New Forest also got involved. More than 240 pupils filled the cathedral as family members and friends watched the children perform and listened to their singing.

Headteacher Christopher Hines said: ‘This was a truly magical performance. The pupils have worked so well together and it was a real privilege to work with the staff from Brockenhurst Primary.

‘Many of the children have made new friends and we are hoping to continue to do joint ventures in the future. The response from the parents has been overwhelming and the standing ovation in the cathedral was well deserved and warmly received by the pupils.’

Money was raised for three charities throughout the event including El Shaddai Indian Street Children, the NSPCC and the Winchester Cathedral choristers.