Pre-Prep pupils were treated to a surprise guest in the form of Rev Helen, resplendent in a candy cane costume. A traditional part of the Christmas season, the Rev explained the true symbolism of the iconic candy in the Christian faith.
Created over 100 years ago to encompass the essence of Christmas, the candy is sweet like the Baby Jesus, while the shape of it is said to be representative of the crooks carried by the shepherds who visited the baby Jesus, in the Christian faith Jesus is also our Good Shepherd. Held upside down, the shape also forms the letter ‘J’.
The red colour is symbolic of the humanity of Christ, while the white is a symbol of his divinity, blended to form one structure.
Pupils certainly enjoyed the assembly and every one took home a candy cane, challenged to tell their families the story behind the treat.