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  • St Mary's girls move Heaven and Earth to create Ely Cathedral exhibition works

    St Mary's girls move Heaven and Earth to create Ely Cathedral exhibition works

    Mon 14 Jun 2021

    St Mary’s June Jubilee Jamboree is well underway with a series of exciting and thought-provoking events for girls in our Senior School.

    On Friday 11 June, students participated in an exciting project that we are involved in Ely Cathedral. Heaven and Earth – The World in Our Hands is a special event to highlight some of the very real issues affecting our world, addressing our responsibility to safeguard our planet and to acknowledge the impact of climate change. The focal point is Gaia who, in Greek mythology, is the personification of the Earth and the ancestral mother of all life. Students worked with sustainable materials to produce wonderfully creative work which filled the Cathedral nave. They made beautiful wall hangings to communicate their ideas, contributed to the Stone Trail which symbolises togetherness, as well as making origami birds and writing haiku poems to symbolise peace and hope. There were prizes for teamwork and collaboration, as well as individual prizes for e