As a Catholic school, Lent is a very important season for us, as we prepare for the death and resurrection of Jesus. During Lent, we are asked to do three things: pray; fast and give money to charity.
- Lent got off to a wonderful start, as the GIFT team prepared and delivered a beautiful Ash Wednesday service, where Mrs Meskell distributed ashes to both staff and children.
- Mr. and Mrs Conley, who are CAFOD volunteers, talked to the children at a special assembly about the many projects which benefit poor and vulnerable communities overseas. To further raise awareness, the children in Y5 & Y6 took part in a workshop, in which they took on the role of project managers, making decisions about how money should be distributed and which projects would benefit most people.
- Our Red Nose Day concert was a great success, with our children showing off their many talents, including: singing, dancing, telling jokes, gymnastics and even baton twirling! We were even entertained by not one, but two Barbies! The money raised will be donated to HCPT, the charity which takes vulnerable children to Lourdes.
- For pupils in Y4, 5, and 6, our annual Third World Tea Party will take place on Tuesday 11th April at 1.30pm. This event raises money for CAFOD, as well as raising awareness about global injustice. More details to follow.
- Y5 will present a special performance of the Stations of the Cross at 10a.m. in church on Tuesday 11th April. Everyone is welcome to attend – this really is a beautiful event which reminds us of the crucifixion story.