Kite flying students celebrate in high style

Kite flying at St George's CE Academy
Kite flying at St George's CE Academy

Pupils from St George’s CE High School have been flying the flag for their faith as they celebrated Pentecost.

More than 100 students from years seven. eight and nine, in Carlisle College gathered on the sports fields at the school to take part in a kite flying event.

St George's  Carlisle College pupils held a communion service after the pentecostal kite flying

St George's Carlisle College pupils held a communion service after the pentecostal kite flying

Some of the students even made their own kites.

The event coincided with a spate of blustery weather, which added to the excitement.

The wind did not disappoint and soon sent kites swirling into the skies above the resort.

Katy Streetly, Head of Carlisle College, explaining the unusual gathering noted: “In the Bible the story of Pentecost involves the Holy Spirit appearing to the first disciples like a rushing wind and tongues of fire.

“So I thought kite flying would be a good way to celebrate this special time in the Church’s year while - hopefully - giving our students an experience they will remember for some time to come.”

Joining in the fun was Canon Michael Manley, the Canon Missioner for Carlisle Cathedral and former vicar in Blackpool.

Canon Michael had travelled to the school especially for the service and had spoken to students earlier about the ‘wow’ moments that come with a life of faith.”

St George’s School is a Church of England Academy is a member of the Cidari Education Multi Academy Trust base din Blackburn.

Staff and pupils at the Cherry Tree Road, Marton, school recently raised mroe than £1,200 for Brain Tumour Research Charity during it’s St George’s week celebrations.

A number of events took place every lunchtime.

These culminated in a ‘Lip Sync’ battle where the teachers showed off their ‘singing’ skills to a packed Hall.

The College Council combined with the Christian Union to organise the events, which were sometimes wacky and much varies.

To mark hard work organisers, along with their guests, celebrated success with a spectacular dinner dance and presentations at Ribby Hall.

Not only does the school have a student, Sunny Gohil, who has recovered from a brain tumour recently but there are also pupils with family members suffering at the moment.