Well...Candlemas Day was a beautiful sunny day here. There is a saying that if Candlemas is fair and bright, winter will have another fight! Snow to come, perhaps?
The children all wrote their reasons for lighting candles today - personal and in terms of nature. We headed outside this afternoon, sat in a circle in the playground and read our reasons. I lit a candle for each person who spoke.
Some pupils had a tear in their eyes as they mentioned people and pets which had passed away. Some candle lighting reasons were for celebrations. We started by lighting a candle for the return of the sun.
One pupil said it was a relaxing activity and a few said it was nice to sit quietly outdoors. Another wrote on our class blog tonight, "I found todays activity beautiful. The candle lighting was touching. I really liked taking photos too!"