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Alne School pupils taught maths in village church
9:00am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
An Alne School pupil puzzles over her maths book in the village church where children are being taught while their own building is renovated
A VILLAGE church has been pressed into service as a classroom.
St Mary’s Church, at Alne, near Easingwold, is hosting maths lessons three days a week for a group of village youngsters.
The Rev Chris Park stepped in to fill the gap at the village’s primary school caused by work to build new classrooms.
Head teacher Paul Platt said: “A church may not seem the most obvious place to have your maths lesson, but it has been a fantastic resource for us.
“While waiting for building work to start, we needed a place to teach the maths lessons, and Chris offered us the use of the church.
“It has meant we have been able to keep teaching the pupils as a class on their own and in a smaller group.”
Mr Park, vicar of St Mary’s, said: “It’s been great to see the church used for such an unusual purpose.
“I hope the children enjoy learning there and being in the church brings something a bit different to their usual lessons.”