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Published: Wednesday, 20 September 2017 16:31
Everyone joined together in a special assembly this morning to welcome Mr Somerville back to Waringstown Primary School. Mr Somerville presented the school with a lovely new, blue football skip. The school logo "Working, Playing, Succeeding Together" takes prominent place on the front of each jersey. The children were excited to see Mr Somerville and look forward to the football skip being worn many times in the months and years ahead. Mr McCambley thanked Mr Somerville for this kind gift.
Today was our very first whole school assembly which included our 60 new Primary One children. Assembly saw all 430 children coming together to sing and learn an important message about God.
Mr McCambley used a giant pencil as an illustration. As we analysed the pencil we realised that:
Each of our children is like the new pencil as they too are young and 'new'.
Each of our children are unique and made by God to be special.
Mr McCambley looked at the lead of the pencil and taught how we can leave good or bad marks on a page just like a teacher ticks good work or places an x to show wrong work or errors. This was just like sin in our lives.
He went on to point out that the pencil has an eraser which can rub out the wrong things. This is just like asking God to take away our sin.
Finally, he showed that a pencil must be kept sharp if it is to work. Mr McCambley finished his talk by reminding the children that if we read our Bible it's going to keep us 'sharp' in our walk with God.
At the end of the assembly every child received a pencil with a special word of encouragement from Mr McCambley.
Well done Primary One's for behaving so well in your first assembly!