Trottiscliffe’s hoop in Rochester Cathedral

Children in Sapphire class designed and made a Christmas hoop for the cathedral.They discussed their ideas of what represents Christmas, agreeing on important symbols and words. They decided on angels, because angels brought messages to Mary and the shepherds; they watched over the infant Jesus and in carols there are often ‘choirs of angels’. The word ‘Hosanna’ was chosen because ‘ it is a lovely word of rejoicing’. The children drew their designs and agreed that stars should also be included as stars guided everyone to the manger in Bethlehem.
The colours white and gold were chosen as white is symbolic of purity and gold to remind us of the birth of a King.