Students Go MAD

 Students Go MAD

Students Go MAD
Three thousand students from North East Church of England schools are marking their leaving school with special services at Durham Cathedral and the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas in Newcastle Upon Tyne. A total of 2,000 students are marking the occasion in Durham Cathedral this week (June 10th) and 1000 in Newcastle St Nicholas Cathedral next week (June 17th) with a total of seven services over the two weeks. In Durham they are year 6 students going onto secondary school and in Newcastle some are year 8 students going into Middle School. The services reflect the importance of their leaving school and helps prepare them for the next stage in their lives. The theme of the services is Go MAD, urging the young people to go and Make a Difference to the world around them. Mike Davidson, Deputy Director for Education for the joint education boards of Durham and Newcastle Dioceses, said: “It’s tremendous, it’s an exciting event and the numbers go up each year. They leave with a lovely buzz remembering their time in primary schools and looking forward to going on into secondary education.“ The Venerable Stuart Bain, Archdeacon of Sunderland, Chair of the durham diocesan board of education and a Canon of Durham Cathedral said: ”In addition to students from the two Church of England dioceses, we also welcome a number of local authority and Roman Catholic schools all keen to take part in the services. In fact we have so many requests from other schools to attend that reluctantly we can’t accommodate all the requests.”

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