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Anthony Curton School visit from Bishop of Ely Stephen Conway who also joined in their MacMillan coffee morning with left Sian Hedges and William Swann
Anthony Curton School visit from Bishop of Ely Stephen Conway who also joined in their MacMillan coffee morning with left Sian Hedges and William Swann
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THE Bishop of Ely has made a special visit to Anthony Curton School to spend time with the pupils.

Youngsters at the Walpole St Andrew primary school were happy to meet with Bishop Stephen Conway and everyone got a chance to see him.

Headteacher Anne Senior said: “He is a lovely man and has a real interest in the education of children.”

Bishop Stephen took the assembly and then let the children inspect his church garb. Many pupils got to try on his mitre, the special bishop’s hat, and hold his crook. A few even got to put on his bishop’s ring. Bishop Stephen also showed them his religious robes.

He went on a walk-about around the school and visited every class. He spent extra time with the Year 2 class and did an interview with Year 6, who had clearly done their research and asked some very insightful questions.

The school council got to interview Bishop Stephen as well and they told him their views on the school and gave him a tour.

No school visit would be complete without refreshments and Bishop Stephen was in luck, as his visit coincided with a Macmillan coffee morning hosted by teaching assistant Yvonne Gant.

But there was not much time to relax with a coffee as Bishop Stephen met with parents, staff and governors.

And in a special gesture to the Year 6 pupils, he invited them to lunch with him in the bishop’s house when they visit Ely Cathedral later this month.