Ash Wednesday

After eating all of our scrumptious pancakes, we thought carefully about Ash Wednesday. Father Kyle visited us in class and  delivered a service for the children. We talked about Lent and how, during this time we try our best to give something up, until the very important Easter celebrations. Some of the children shared what they were trying to give up and they included things like chocolate, crisps and sweets! I suppose this way, it makes Easter Sunday much more tasty and enjoyable and makes us thankful for the things that we have. We were given the choice to be blessed and have our foreheads marked with ash. Father Kyle had blessed the ashes. Christians believe that ashes are a symbol of  being sorry for our wrong doings. It is also said to be  a reminder that we all come from ashes and to ashes we will return.