William Byrd Primary Academy

Christingle Day

The children of Year 6 recently learnt about what a Christingle is (oranges wrapped in red tape, decorated with dried fruit or sweets, with a candle on the top) and how each element has a special meaning. The orange represents the world; the red ribbon (or tape) symbolises the love and blood of Christ; the sweets represent all of God's creations and the lit candle represents Jesus's light in the world, bringing hope to people living in darkness. The children enjoyed making Christingles and gaining awareness of this celebration. Many children also shared some of their own experiences of traditions and festivals that are celebrated within their own faiths or homes