Peter McCall, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria, joined Keswick Ministries in bringing the Easter story to children at St. Herberts School, Keswick.
The Commissioner read the Easter Story to children in Key Stage 1. Mr McCall read from the award-winning Sally Lloyd Jones ‘Story Book Bible’ of which Keswick Ministries donated 40 copies to the school as well as a special audio edition with actor David Suchet.
Forty children listened carefully and followed up with excellent questions as the Commissioner explained the meaning of Easter. Moved by the story, Riley (7) from Year 2 said that he really liked the book, because it was quite emotional. Evie (6) enjoyed the fact that it had a happy ending.
“What a wonderful privilege to be with St. Herbert’s School during Holy Week and to share with them the Easter Story, which is a fantastic message of hope which we all need in this world. Some lovely children – and in my job as Police and Crime Commissioner it is great to see the enthusiasm from our young folk and I wish we could capture it!” said Mr McCall.
“We are delighted to have the Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, join us to bring the Easter message to the children of St. Herbert’s School. We are committed to serving our local community and, as a Christian charity, are particularly keen to find ways to share the Good news of the Gospel of Christ with those around us. These gorgeous story book bibles illustrated by Jago, are a fantastic way to do this and we hope the children enjoy them!”, said David Sawday, Chief Operating Officer for Keswick Ministries.