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The following is a list of all entries from the Religious Studies category.

The Living Nativity

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given.” Isaiah 9:6

This morning, Year 6 proudly presented Holme Grange School’s very first, Living Nativity, for the children of Pre-Prep and Prep. Not even Storm Caroline’s winter chill could curb the children’s spirited performances!

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Ahead of this weekend’s Remembrance across the world, the community of Holme Grange School held our annual Remembrance Service. Not only do we remember the fallen service men and women killed in conflict, but also, focus on the message of hope, and on what those who have fought and survived have to look forward to. In gentle sunshine, the brisk wind stirred the autumn leaves over the grass while the canvas sheeting flapped and metal drums crashed, lending a moving atmosphere to the formal occasion.

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Walking the Labyrinth

Unlike a maze, the labyrinth has only one path and there are no dead ends. The labyrinth is an interactive opportunity for developing our spiritual journey. As part of our ongoing focus on Prayer during this academic year, Revs Richard and Julie, from St Paul’s Church in Wokingham, showed us how to ‘walk the labyrinth’.

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The Poppy Appeal

This week, leading up to our Remembrance Service on Friday, the EG pupils are selling poppy memorabilia during breaktimes, in aid of the Royal British Legion. The Legion provides information, advice and guidance to help the Armed Forces community find and access the support they need. This includes members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, Reservists, veterans and their families all year round. Our contributions to the Poppy Appeal really do make a difference.

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Once again the community of Holme Grange School welcomed Rabbi Zvi of the Jewish Community of Berkshire (JCoB). leading our morning assembly, Rabbi Zvi explained about the joyful holiday of Sukkot, the erecting of the sukkah hut and he told us the story of the magic gourd.

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Harvest Fast Day

“We plant the seeds that one day will grow.” – The Romero Prayer

As part of our Harvest thanks today, some staff and pupils (from Year 5 onwards) volunteered to forgo their usual well-fed lunch in favour of soup and bread. The cost of their lunch is being donated to Cafod’s Harvest Fast Day.

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The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it; for God has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers. – Psalm 24:1-2

The Junior Harvest Services was celebrated by Fr Richard from St Paul’s, for the children in the Prep and Pre-Prep. Harvest donations have been provided by the community of Holme Grange School.

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HG Harvest Donation Appeal

Our harvest donations will benefit people who go to the Wokingham Foodbank and The Link Visiting Scheme. We are holding our annual Harvest Services on Thursday 5th October for the Eaton Grange pupils at 8:35am and on Friday 6th October for the Prep and Pre-Prep pupils at 9:00am. Both services are in the Caudwell Hall. Parents are warmly welcomed.

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Remembrance Service

dsc00498“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, 

We will remember them.

dsc00502As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, 

Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain, 

As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,

To the end, to the end, they remain.”

                             ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon

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“What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we reap in the harvest of action.” – Meister Eckhart (1260-1328), a German theologian, philosopher and mystic


Harvest Festival is a celebration of the food grown in the United Kingdom. We give thanks that we have more than enough to eat and we need to consider how we share our food.

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