Capuchin Friar Teaches Through Songs
Children at a Dorchester school were paid a visit from a friar who entertained and educated them through music and song. Pupils at St Mary’s Catholic First School attended a special assembly where friar Father Francis Maple got the children involved with sing-a-longs and told them stories and jokes. Father Maple, who is also a Capuchin friar based in Cheshire, is commonly referred to as ‘the singing friar’ because he is known for singing and playing his acoustic guitar. The children aged between four and nine were on their best behaviour for the friar, sitting cross-legged on the floor in the assembly hall at the school in Lucetta Lane. Read the full article: The Dorset Echo