May Procession

On Tuesday 19th May, the children and staff of St Michael’s Catholic Primary Academy and Nursery, Wolverhampton, gathered together with parents, grandparents, parishioners and academy committee members to celebrate our annual May Procession.
The academy has a strong tradition of honouring Our Lady in October and May by praying a decade of the rosary together after school each day. The highlight of the celebrations, however, was the May Procession.
All the children, from Nursery up to Year 6, brought flowers to present to Mary. Year 6 led the liturgy, which included The Annunciation reading. The May Queen crowned the statue of Our Lady, ably assisted by the crown-bearer – traditionally the youngest boy in the Reception class.
Mrs McHale commented, “It is always so special to honour our spiritual mother, as we would our earthly mothers. I am so proud of all the children who helped to make this year’s May Procession extra-special.”
This year’s May Procession included a very special new song, named “Crown the Queen of Heaven” written by Mrs Jarvis who was inspired to write a unique piece especially for the crowning of the statue. The song has been an instant hit with the pupils, who commented, “From the first time that I heard it, I couldn’t stop singing it!”