Our Year 3 children at Christ Church and Holy Trinity schools created a mosaic mural with artist Adam Stanley. This year, they focused on the Parable of the Sower of the Seed, reflecting the Christian vision of our schools. In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus Christ tells us that God is like a generous farmer, and we are like the soil in which he plants his seeds. At Christ Church and Holy Trinity, we are learning how to be good soil, so that we grow to love God, our neighbour and ourselves and therefore enable every member of our community to flourish.

The children worked together in groups so that the whole class contributed to the mosaic and produced a wonderful piece, reflecting this vision and our core values. We encourage our pupils to use their skills and talents for the benefit of others, show perseverance and embrace challenges as well as finding inspiration in others. Each day we endeavour to “see with our eyes, hear with our ears and understand with our hearts” (Matthew 13:3-23), and to cultivate these virtues with which to produce an abundant harvest.

Mrs Hermes, Y3 Class Teacher at Christ Church said “The concept for the mural came directly from the Biblical text and was designed from the children’s drawings of the Parable. It was great for the children to creatively engage with the story and to have time to think about it as their work took shape. The mosaic is a wonderful lasting reminder of the parable and our school vision which prompts the children to tell the story to others and share the good news.”

The pupils had a lot of fun making the mosaic and take so much pride in seeing it every day outside school.

“The theme was the Parable of the Sower. The parts I did were the sky, the top of the mountains and a bit of the pathway.” – Zac, Y3

“I loved working on the mosaic and learning about the different tiles and how to stick them on the board. When I see it, it reminds me of the fun we had making it.” – Romeo, Y3

Once they had been completed, the mosaics were then blessed by Father Sam and Father Nicholas during our school assemblies.