(FY and Y5&6 completing their charity fundraising events)
Thank you to all who sent in their Lenten Charitable donations – at the final count we have raised £2355.
The Charities that we have supported this year will each receive:
- Father Hudson’s Society- requested by Archbishop Bernard £588.75
- Cafod £588.75
- Cancer research ( children’s Choice) £588.75
- St Giles Hospice (children’s Choice) £588.75
Well done to everyone for your fantastic Lenten efforts!!
After receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the children in Year 3 attended a retreat day to Alton Castle. It was a wonderful, fun-filled day with numerous opportunities to reflect upon their faith journey so far and to prepare for the next step…receiving the Body of Christ on our First Holy Communion day.
With the help of their mascot Buddy, the programme provided child-friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops to help our children feel empowered and explored different ways in which they can speak out about their worries and stay safe.
The ladies from the NSPCC, who delivered the Child line workshops to Y5&Y6, thanked the school for being so welcoming and said what an absolute pleasure the children of Year 5 & 6 were – they were “delightful”
Well done to Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 for leading us through our Holy Week prayer journey following the footsteps of Jesus.
We watched Palms being waved to welcome Jesus on Palm Sunday by Year 4 and then Year 3 led us through the events of Maundy Thursday and the Last Supper where we witnessed the first celebration of the Eucharist with the breaking of bread. Finally, Year 5 concluded our journey, as they led us through the stations of the cross and we witnessed Jesus’ love and compassion for us even as He was been put to death.
This Lent, one of the charities that we have been supporting is CAFOD and the House Captains have explained about their ‘Turn a Little Fish into a Big Fish’ campaign. Unfortunately, millions of families around the world are living in extreme poverty – many are struggling to earn a living so do not have enough money to meet their basic needs such as food, housing and clothing. However, this Lent, we can help to change this; all of our little actions will make a really big difference to people living in poverty by helping people to set up small businesses and earn a living
The cake sale and games experience run by Y6 raised £301.57 – this will be added to the overall Lenten total at the end of our Lenten Efforts.
Well done everyone and thank you for all of your contributions!