On Lent Family Fast Day, we raised money for CAFOD knowing that are donations would be used to help with the Ukrainian crisis. We raised £175.49.
We had a 'bring your teddy to school day' to raise money for Jeremiah's Journey. We even got to meet Jeremiah! We raised £128.02.
As part of our CAFOD LiveSimply Award, Year 6 made food donations to be delivered to the local foodbank to show that we are living in solidarity with the poor. Elizabeth said, "It feels good to help those who don't have enough."
For Children in Need, we raised money by wearing our spotty clothes to school and buying Pudsey biscuits that our kitchen team made. We raised £244.10 for an amazing cause.
We remembered the fallen and held a two minute silence at 11am on the 11th November. We decorated poppies which were displayed around our school. We were able to buy poppies from the Royal British Legion. We rasied £145.18.
For Harvest 2021, our families and friends donated a huge amount of fresh fruit and vegetables. Our pupil chaplains made up nearly 60 parcels to be distributed to our local parishes. We also donated two beautiful hampers to St Paul's Preschool and Ernstell Care Home.
A huge congratulations to Brooklyn, Lily, Jenna, Jackson, Holly, Ivy and Willow who were baptised in St Paul's Church with Year 6 and Year 3 present to enjoy this special occasion with the children and their families.
It has been a privilege to witness seventeen of our children on their faith journey by receiving their First Holy Communion. They worked with Fr Petroc to prepare themselves for this special sacrament.
The month of May was a wonderful chance for the children to understand the importance of Mary. Children were invited to bring a posy of flowers to present to Mary during the liturgy when we crowned the statue. Each child made their own rosary which we used each Friday morning to pray a decade of the rosary together. Children had the opportunity to write a prayer in front of our shrine to Mary. This allowed us time to explore the importance of Mary to our faith.
A huge thank you to our parents who made donations towards Christmas hampers this year instead of gifting our staff. We were able to create 12 Christmas Hampers for our vulnerable families at St Paul's. These were very much appreciated.