Laurence Sterne Trust

Writing the Future

Sessay Primary School

The Church of St Cuthbert in Sessay dates from 1847-8, but the building contains remnants of much older churches, such as the sixteenth-century brass plaque in the chancel floor. This brass commemorates Master Thomas Magnus, Archdeacon of the East Riding and parson of the church, who died in 1550. If you look closely at the image of the brass below, you can see Thomas’s coat of arms beneath the figure of the priest.

On the day that the children from Sessay Primary School visited the church, it was filled with bright winter sunlight which shone through the richly-coloured stained glass windows. With guidance from the creative writer, the children drew and wrote about some of the intricate and intriguing objects they had found, and listened to the sounds of the church. You can read some examples of their work by following the link at the bottom of the page.

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