Well done Year 6 – we are very impressed with your hard work, determination and positive attitude that you have shown over the last couple of weeks!
(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!!
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!
In March, the children in Year 6 visited Manor Adventure in Shropshire where they took part in activities such as obstacle courses through mud, underground mazes, abseiling, rock climbing and many more!
Tuesday 7th February was Safer Internet Day – a great opportunity to talk to our family and friends about the safe, responsible and positive use of technology, and to ‘give a smile’ to help create a kinder online community.
With the help of the Year 6 Digital Leaders, who led a fantastic assembly about how we can help to make a positive change online, we explored how photos can create an impression of our character and personality (our online reputation) and thought about how we could decide if a photo/image is okay to share online or not. Throughout the day, the children ran a Photo Booth in the playground – but always ensured that they had the children’s permission to take their photos and made sure that any clues for personal information about them was covered.
As the children in Year 6 prepared for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, Deacon Daniel helped them to develop a greater understanding of their faith as he gave them a tour of the Church.
Did you know…
- We bless ourselves with the Holy Water from the font to wash away our sins before we enter the Church
- There are three parts of the Church: the narthex, the nave and the sanctuary
- There are three steps leading up to the alter representing God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
We have recently taken part in a prayer project, along with Bishop Walsh, Holy Cross and St Nicholas’ Schools. Each house group had a different theme to write a prayer about. Read our selection of prayers and look out for our Academy Prayer, produced by a selection of students from each school.