On Thursday 7 February, thirty children from Year 5 of South Ascot Village School visited All Souls Church, South Ascot to take part in the launch of The Arts Society Englemere's latest Children's Trail.  The Trail, consisting of illustrated question and answer sheets, had been prepared by Caroline Audsley, Fay Ince and Elizabeth Kurn of The Arts Society Englemere (TASE), following the success of their first Trail launched in May 2018 at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Sunninghill in conjunction with The Arts Society Ascot.  The aims of The Arts Society Trails are to guide children aged eight to twelve years old around a place of worship or historical building looking at its art, artefacts, architecture and history and to provide an enjoyable experience for them.  

After a warm welcome from Mrs. Barbara Hamilton (TASE Chairman), and from Rev. Stephen Johnson (Vicar), the children, helped by their teachers and members of TASE, worked in small groups to discover the answers to twelve questions about the church.  In doing so, the children learned about the different features in the church, about the founder Lord Stanmore, studied the beautiful stained glass windows, counted angels, discussed the use of the lectern and pulpit and many other topics.  Also helping the children were Mrs. Sarah Scott (TASE Children's Trail Area Representative), Mr. Richard Audsley (TASE President) and Mrs. Mary Nicholls (Lay Minister, All Souls' Church).  

After an hour of excited chatter and discovery, the children assembled to enjoy refreshments and to check their answers.  The afternoon ended with the children being thanked for their help in taking part in the successful launch of the Trail.  Copies of the questions and answers will be available in the Church for others to enjoy.