300 Children ‘Sing of God and Science’ at Ely Cathedral Science Festival
Within the splendid setting of the medieval Octagon at Ely Cathedral and against the backdrop of Ely Cathedral’s Science Festival, ‘Dinosaurs to DNA’, nine local church primary schools have presented songs of their very own creation.
Many of the ideas behind the songs were drawn from the pupils’ own understandings of how science shows the glory of God in the splendour of the world around us and in the wider universe.
The songs were produced as part of the ‘Sing of God and Science’ project. Organized in the Diocese of Ely as part of the national ‘Scientists in Congregations’ programme, run by St John’s College, Durham University. They will form part of a larger collection of songs which will be published later this year, creating a valuable resource for use in school assemblies.
Each child taking part received a handsome “Thank You” certificate featuring ‘Dino’, the affectionately named logo of the Science Festival and signed by Bishop David, The Bishop of Huntingdon.
Trevor Thorn, a Licensed Lay Minister in the Diocese of Ely and project leader of ‘Sing of God and Science’, said: “We were delighted to have attracted so many of the eighty local Church of England primary schools into taking part and helping to build a collection of songs which, by the end of this year will be being sung both throughout the United Kingdom and in other English speaking countries as well”
The participating schools were Anthony Curton & Tilney All Saints, Bourn, Buckden, Bury, Elm, St. Andrew’s Soham, St Botolph’s Orton Longuevile, St Luke’s Cambridge and St Peter’s Wisbech. Teversham and Burrough Green schools had also been involved in an earlier development stage of the project.
For more information about this project, please contact Trevor Thorn at firstname.lastname@example.org.