Year 2 pupils from Howden Church of England Infant School in the East Riding of Yorkshire wrote to the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell asking questions ranging from ‘Do you like pizza?’ to ‘Have you ever met God?’
The children each wrote a letter to the Archbishop with their questions which were then gathered together to create a book.
The Archbishop was so impressed with all the time and effort that had gone into their written project that he decided to record a video of his answers to share with the class.
Headteacher Miss Cawthorn, explained that the letters arose from learning about belief in RE lessons and said, “We have been thinking about our own beliefs as well as finding out about other peoples’ beliefs in our community and the world. We decided to write to the Archbishop to find out more about what he believes. The children really enjoyed coming up with questions then writing their letters and were surprised and excited to receive answers via a video message!”