School gifts painting to St Anne’s Cathedral

Friday June 30th 2017

Mr Andrew Duggan, a teacher at Cranmore Integrated Primary School, along with pupils Ronan and Holly, present their painting of St Anne’s Cathedral to Dean John Mann.

Cranmore Integrated Primary School, Belfast, this week presented a beautiful painting of St Anne’s Cathedral to the Dean of Belfast, the Very Rev John Mann.

Pupils Holly and Ronan, along with teacher Mr Andrew Duggan, presented Dean Mann with the painting which was inspired by a visit Cranmore Primary made to the Cathedral in January, along with their friends from St John the Baptist and Taughmonagh primary schools.

This was part of a cross community project supported by the Integrated Education Fund Trust Programme, and as part of the programme the Primary Six pupils also visited seven other places of worship including the Belfast Islamic Centre and the Jewish Synagogue.

The children all got together for discussions after their visits, and created a painting of each of the places they had been to.

Presenting the picture to Dean John Mann on June 26, Mr Duggan said the pictures had all been displayed in school, but were so good the schools and children wanted to share them with the places who had hosted their visits.

The Integrated Education Fund covered the cost of framing the eight pictures, and the St Anne’s painting is now hanging in the main Cathedral office where anyone calling at reception can see it.

Mr Duggan said the children had enjoyed their visit to St Anne’s. “The things that most captured their imaginations about St Anne’s were that fact that the Cathedral is sinking, the unusual spire and Lord Carson’s grave,” he said.

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