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‘Thank your Vicar Day’ at Curzon School

Posted on 19th February, 2017

CHILDREN from Curzon CE Combined School in Penn Street near Amersham took part in Thank Your Vicar Day recently. Headteacher Jacqui Coles, said the school councillors asked classes to think about all the jobs a vicar does. They reported back to the RE co-ordinator and decided that they wanted to make a card for the Read more…


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