Academic Year 2022 – 2023
September 2022 – Saying Goodbye to Her Majesty
We held a service of remembrance in school to give thanks for the life and service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11. In school we have also spent time in prayer within our classes and visiting our school prayer station as we remember a life of dedication to God and country.
October 2022 – Our First Family Mass
We celebrated our first Family Mass of the year this week. The theme of the Mass was Care for our Common Home and so many children took part. It was so good to see our children and our Parish reunited after the pandemic. A group of key stage 1 children performed a beautiful song as part of the Communion Reflection, and Parishioners were pleased to accept prayer cards from our children as they left.
November 2022 – Year 6 Retreat
Year 6 have visited The Emmaus Youth Village in Allensford. Here, they learnt about ‘The Adventures of Paul’. Everyone enjoyed took part in a variety of team challenges, craft activities and spent time in reflection in the Village Chapel. They even had fun testing their problem solving skills in an Escape Room Challenge. Luckily, they found the key!
December 2022 – Carol Service
We celebrated our annual Carol Service in Church this week, joined by children from St. Chad’s Primary School and our neighbouring secondary school – St. John’s. The children were fantastic in creating a living crib as the Nativity story was told and sung. This beautiful event was so well supported by our families and parish, and really made us feel ready for Christmas.
Throughout December, we held an appeal for our local foodbank. Once again, our families were so generous and gave so much – including gifts and treats as well as essential items. Some of our Year 6 children had the job of delivering the heavy bags and boxes to Woodhouse Close Church to be distributed in our community.
January 2023 – Cafod World Gifts
Our school council have met and worked together to decide which great CAFOD gifts to buy using our Christmas card money collected in December. This is the money we collected for class home made Christmas cards, rather than buying lots from the shops. A win for the environment and people around the world in need. The school council ordered the gifts, and then reported back to classes.
Holocaust Memorial Day
We held a memorial service in school for our key stage 2 children, and invited parents to join us, as we remembered the atrocities of The Second World War. The service was planned and led beautifully by a group of Year 6 children. They created a beautiful prayer space, and invited others to light candles, shared prayers and readings and then performed a liturgical dance. Well done to all of the children involved.
February 2023 – Earthquake Help
We have sent a donation of £70 to CAFOD to help those affected by the terrible earthquake in Turkey and Syria. The money was raised from our Fair Trade Friday hot chocolate sales and other kind donations.