November 6th - 10th 2017
St Patrick's Mission Week
We are very pleased to announce the success of our first Mission Week inspired by Pope Francis' letter to all humanity entitled 'Laudato Si'.
In his letter, Pope Francis challenges everyone to work together to help save our world from destruction and to care for all people. We are asked to
'Live wisely, think deeply and love generously' in all that we do in order that 'our common home' may be allowed to recover and thrive in the future.
David Brinn from CAFOD visited school to launch Mission Week on Monday November 6th and then each class spent the week fulilling their Mission
Week Pledges which were as follows:
Year R - Making 'friendship stones' to give to someone special
Year 1 - Committed to feed the birds through the winter months
Year 2 - Making connections with the elderly - visiting The Priory Nursing
Home, Wellington. (singing and giving a small gift to residents)
Year 3 - Fundraising to buy compost bins for school in order to re use our
food waste and raise awareness to reduce the amount also.
Year 4 - Recycling ambassadors for the school
Year 5 - Fundraising for El Salvador (CAFOD Project) and making Salvadoran crosses. They committed to spread the legacy of Archbishop Oscar Romero.
Year 6 - Conservation - Project connected to The John Muir Award involving research and presentations about the problem of plastics in the oceans.
All classes have begun their commitment to their projects during Mission Week and aim to keep working towards fulfilling these pledges all through the year. We finished the week with a liturgy in which all classes presented to each other what they had been working on all week and shared photos of their activities. Well done to everyone for all your hard work so far!