STUDENTS of Romsey Abbey C of E Primary School learnt about the idea of forgiveness in the run-up to Easter.

The year two pupils discussed why forgiveness is important, and why it can be hard to forgive someone.

The pupils were challenged to write a letter of advice to a character in a role play they acted out, telling why they should or shouldn’t forgive someone who had done something to them.

One student, Adria, was awarded for her writing.

Headteacher, Julie-Anne Palfrey, said: “The quality of pupil’s writing was quite amazing.

“The children had thought really deeply about reasons to forgive and the consequences of not forgiving someone.

“There were some really excellent letters and Adria was especially commended for her writing and received a certificate.”

The school’s quintet of flute players – were invited to Romsey Abbey to attend a lunch time recital by a flute trio from Southampton University.

School music teacher, Mario Maxey, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for our young flautists, who love playing duets and trios together, to hear this high level of playing.

“It was a very inspiring concert for the children, and we are lucky to be able to our pupils to listen.”