Educational fun as youngsters enjoy gravestone rubbing and more

Katie Hopkins, six, left, and Abigail Ferguson, five.
Katie Hopkins, six, left, and Abigail Ferguson, five.
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GRAVESTONE rubbing, games and learning more about wildlife were just some of the activities enjoyed by children at a church.

Fourteen children and about 10 adults attended the event, organised by Hazel and Martin Whitfield, which was held at St Stephen’s Church in Carlby.

Judie Pope, who is on the village’s parochial church council, was involved in the day.

Mrs Pope, of High Street, said: “They had a go at doing rubbings of the stones inside the church, and then rubbings of the gravestones outside too.

“Their aim was to get the patterns, names and dates off of them.”

Mrs Pope said it was an opportunity for them to learn a bit more about life and death.

She said: “The whole activity was very interesting. It was a one-off.”

Other villagers helped out on the day and organised quizzes in the churchyard, sessions identifying different insects and refreshments.