Last week Year 6 went on a pilgrimage to Lancaster as part of the Year of Mercy.
We began the day with a journey on an long, exhausting coach trip and we all took a selfie. After a long wait we finally arrived at Lancaster Castle. We then walked over towards the Priory and we all got given a booklet with all of the songs and prayers for the Pilgrimage. Once we all had a booklet we went in and practised singing until the other schools had sat down. after that we had our first prayer station before we said a prayer we sang Christ be our Light.
After the first prayer station we headed over to Lancaster Castle and we all stood together in a group. We did our short prayer service and we then waited for the lady that was going to take us to the courtroom and tell us the history of it. she told us that there had been a lot of people that had died for their religion in Lancaster Castle; what she told us was actually quite interesting.
Once we ha finished in Lancaster Castle we walked to the town centre for some more songs and prayers. We looked like right fools but we didn’t really care. At the prayer station we sang the song Ave Maria, the words to the chorus translate to the first few lines of the ail Mary.
The last prayer station before our dinner was at Dalton Square and they told us about the history of Friar Street. Friars used to help people to get better when they were ill and needed medicine. we were all starting to get really hungry after walking for so long.
So after what seemed like forever we went over to the town hall for our dinner. we all started to tuck into our lunch but then we had to say grace before meals. After we had finally said our grace we all once again into our meals for real this time! Teagan kindly brought a tub of jelly beans with her and she shared them with us all. After a well deserved lunch we had to say another prayer and sing another song. We then made our way over to Lancaster Cathedral.
On our way to the Cathedral it was raining but luckily we had ponchos from earlier so we had to put them on we looked pretty stupid but we didn’t care we just carried on parading through the streets. Once we arrived at the Cathedral we had to get our picture taken before we went inside. When we went inside music was playing as we sat down.
Once the service started we said a prayer and then Kaya and Thomas took up the prayers that we had written in class then Kaya read out the prayer that she wrote. We ended the service by singing a few hymns and saying quite a few prayers. We then walked back to Dalton Square as the coach was waiting for us to take back to school.