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The Friends of Tilney All Saints school organised a Colour run to celebrate King Charles' Coronation and Earth Day.
After receiving sponsorship for this event, all of the children were presented with a white tee shirt, glasses, a whistle and a medal. As you can see from the pictures, everyone had a fabulous time. Thank you to everyone who took part and to FOSA for all of their hard work.
Leicester Space Centre
The whole school enjoyed a visit to Leicester Space Centre which was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
This trip was sponsored by FOSA.
All the staff and children from Tilney All Saints Primary school celebrated 'Plough Monday' on 9th January. A plough, which was decorated with flowers and ribbons, was pushed from the school to the local church for a special service. Otter Class explained what 'Plough Monday' was all about, and after singing some hymns and 'Green Bushes' the children performed some Molly dances. Rev. Barbara Pearman blessed the plough.
The history of Plough Monday.
Plough Monday seeks to commemorate the medieval tradition of pulling a plough throughout communities. This act was performed by ploughmen in the medieval era as a way to collect money for the local church. Ploughmen were farmers organized in guilds or associations. They would pull ploughs as part of processions with the hopes of receiving blessings from the church. This day pays tribute to the groups of ploughmen who would head out on Plough Monday to collect money. In the 16th century, in opposition of reformers, ploughmen continued to carry on with plough processions in honour of the new agricultural cycle. They used the money for recreational purposes instead of supporting the church however. In the 18th century, this day consisted of playful and celebratory processions. Ploughboys would pull a plough referred to as a fool plough. Plays and folk dances would also accompany the day.
Today, Plough Monday continues to be celebrated as a religious and festive custom. Farmers carry decorative ploughs to be blessed by the local church. Many people carry out plays and perform traditional folk dances. It is also custom to dress up and parade through town. This day is observed annually on the first Monday after the 12 days of Christmas (The Twelfth Night).