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Excellence, exploration and encouragement

Leavers Service 2

Hundreds of Year 6 children from across the Diocese of Monmouth gathered in Newport Cathedral this morning to celebrate and thank God for their time in the diocese’s Church Schools.

Dr Annette Daly, Director of Education for the Diocese, led the young people through a service around the themes of excellence, exploration and encouragement.  Bishop of Monmouth, the Rt Revd Richard Pain shared thoughts on what encouragement can do to a person, and how we can encourage each other.

Monmouth Diocese Leavers Service

A highlight of the service was the distribution and blessing of leavers’ gifts and the parading of school banners.  A special mention was made of the Year 2 children from Malpas Church in Wales Infants School, who will be joining Malpas Juniors in September.