June 14, 2016

It was an absolute privilege being able to accompany our marvelous Year 6 Class on their Retreat at The Briars, they were a true credit to their families, and to our school. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you, Year 6. I know that, wher...

June 14, 2016

Our last day at The Briars was a very positive one. We went into our small groups and wrote Affirmations (positive things) about each person in our group. We then were invited to a Final Liturgy, led by Naomi, where we received our Affirmation sheet. It is such an amaz...

June 14, 2016

Thursday afternoon saw us doing workshops, having a break long enough to play football in the back garden, and then begin getting ready for Mass with Fr. David that evening. After Mass we had a lovely dinner followed by a DISCO!

Thursday was such a busy day but we had s...

June 14, 2016

Thursday was a busy day! We enjoyed a session led by Bea and Jason, the CAFOD "Gappers", all about how we can change the world, how we can help with the climate all around the globe. It was great, not only because we got to watch clips from The Lorax! Here are some pic...

June 14, 2016

After lunch on Wednesday, we went for a long walk in the countryside to a place called: Crich Stand. Crich Stand is a Monument on the top of the highest hill in the area, and is dedicated to the memory of soldiers who gave their lives for our country in all wars since...

May 25, 2016

Wednesday morning began with Paige's group leading us in Morning Prayer.  This was an energetic start to the day which began with us all dancing as we entered the room.

The focus for the prayer was all about our memories, whether they are good or bad memories, they...

May 24, 2016

After morning prayer we got ourselves prepared for a walk in the countryside.  Some of us were not as enthusiastic as others but once we got going it was a morning filled with fun and laughter.  We had to walk through squelchy mud and try our best not to fall over in i...

May 24, 2016

Tuesday's night prayer was an opportunity to prepare and share with other groups. We had time to reflect and think about the true meaning of saying sorry to others and the affect it has.  We also had time in prayer to think about all the attributes we need in order to...

May 24, 2016

Tuesday began with Jack's group leading us in morning prayer where we reflected on how to inspire and encourage others.  We thought about situations we find ourselves in where other peoples words can provide us with support. 

The children read perfectly and l...