Children 'get married' in mock wedding

Holly Clinch, aged nine, and Joshua Smith, aged eight

Guests, from left, Evie McFadden, aged seven, Gabby Glover, aged five, and Ben Jackson, aged six

Bride Holly Clinch with bridesmaids, from left, Phoebe Marsh, aged six, Erin Sherlock, aged five, Phoebe Clinch, aged five, and Amelia Hibbert, aged six

First published in News

THIS mini bride and groom look the real deal— as youngsters acted out a mock wedding.

Holly Clinch, aged nine, and Joshua Smith, aged eight, tied the knot at Walmsley Unitarian Chapel, as friends from the School’s Out Club stood in as guests.

The club, in Blackburn Road, Egerton, put on three mock weddings in three days, including ceremonies from other cultures.

Jill Hubbard, manager of the Schools Out Club, said: “It was really fun. The kids absolutely loved it.

“We want them to understand different cultures, which is why we put on these weddings.”

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1:47pm Tue 5 Aug 14

boltonnut says...

Weddings only happen in fairy tales these days. It's sad when children have to be taught what a wedding is,the way things are going this play acting is going to be as close to a wedding as these youngster get.
Weddings only happen in fairy tales these days. It's sad when children have to be taught what a wedding is,the way things are going this play acting is going to be as close to a wedding as these youngster get. boltonnut
  • Score: -5

3:49pm Tue 5 Aug 14

EmShambles says...

Hmmmm. I live near to a church and there have been weddings happening every other weekend all Summer. I'm pretty young and I'm married. All my friends are married (or have been) and I honestly am struggling to think of anybody that isn't,hasn't been or isn't talking about maybe getting married. Weddings don't just happen in fairy tales love. We're not all Jeremy Kylers and the ones that choose not to get married are generally the sensible ones! It's staying together happily after the wedding! That's the fairy tale. :)
Hmmmm. I live near to a church and there have been weddings happening every other weekend all Summer. I'm pretty young and I'm married. All my friends are married (or have been) and I honestly am struggling to think of anybody that isn't,hasn't been or isn't talking about maybe getting married. Weddings don't just happen in fairy tales love. We're not all Jeremy Kylers and the ones that choose not to get married are generally the sensible ones! It's staying together happily after the wedding! That's the fairy tale. :) EmShambles
  • Score: 7

8:29pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Lanchester says...

boltonnut wrote:
Weddings only happen in fairy tales these days. It's sad when children have to be taught what a wedding is,the way things are going this play acting is going to be as close to a wedding as these youngster get.
Whenever a school holds a 'pretend wedding' it always brings out the cynics on this page. As part of the RE curriculum, children learn about the different church services and really enjoy learning about what makes a wedding service and all of the planning involved. I work in a school where we held a pretend wedding which was beautifully featured in the Bolton News, unfortunately I had to contact the Bolton News the following day asking them to remove the offensive comments left and suggest that in future, if children are involved in a feature, no to invite comments. What a sad state of affairs.
[quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: Weddings only happen in fairy tales these days. It's sad when children have to be taught what a wedding is,the way things are going this play acting is going to be as close to a wedding as these youngster get.[/p][/quote]Whenever a school holds a 'pretend wedding' it always brings out the cynics on this page. As part of the RE curriculum, children learn about the different church services and really enjoy learning about what makes a wedding service and all of the planning involved. I work in a school where we held a pretend wedding which was beautifully featured in the Bolton News, unfortunately I had to contact the Bolton News the following day asking them to remove the offensive comments left and suggest that in future, if children are involved in a feature, no to invite comments. What a sad state of affairs. Lanchester
  • Score: 1

6:13pm Wed 6 Aug 14

JedWard50 says...

My daughter was involved in ALL the mock weddings this fabulous club organised last week, the Greek, the Indian and the traditional. If you boltonut think education through fun and play is wrong and have nothing nice to say then I suggest you button it and go back to letting your kids sit infront of the tv all day long learning about benefits drugs and thieving.
My daughter was involved in ALL the mock weddings this fabulous club organised last week, the Greek, the Indian and the traditional. If you boltonut think education through fun and play is wrong and have nothing nice to say then I suggest you button it and go back to letting your kids sit infront of the tv all day long learning about benefits drugs and thieving. JedWard50
  • Score: 1

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