Children create their own songs as part of the Ely Cathedral science festival

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:13 30 May 2017

Around 300 children ‘Sing of God and Science’ at Ely Cathedral Science Festival - Bishop David and Trevor Thorn with some of the singers.

Around 300 children ‘Sing of God and Science’ at Ely Cathedral Science Festival - Bishop David and Trevor Thorn with some of the singers.

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Around 300 children from nine local primary schools joined the Ely Cathedral science festival for a collection of songs they had created themselves.

The event was called ‘Sing of God and Science’ set against the backdrop of the dinosaurs to DNA exhibition.

Organisers said that many of the ideas behind the songs were drawn from the pupils’ own understandings of how science shows the glory of God in the splendour of the world around us and in the wider universe.

Trevor Thorn, a licenced lay minister in the Diocese of Ely and project leader of ‘Sing of God and Science’, said: “We were delighted to have attracted so many of the local Church of England primary schools into taking part and helping to build a collection of songs which, by the end of this year will be sung throughout the UK and in other English speaking countries as well.”

The songs were produced as part of the project and will form part of a larger collection of songs which will be published later this year, creating a valuable resource for use in school assemblies.

It was organised in the Diocese of Ely as part of the national scientists in congregations programme, run by St John’s College, Durham University.

Each child taking part received a certificate featuring Dino, the logo of the science festival, and signed by Bishop David, the Bishop of Huntingdon.

The participating schools were Anthony Curton & Tilney All Saints, Bourn, Buckden, Bury, Elm, St. Andrew’s Soham, St Botolph’s Orton Longuevile, St Luke’s Cambridge and St Peter’s Wisbech. Teversham and Burrough Green schools had also been involved in an earlier development stage of the project.

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