Due to Covid-19, the Chaplaincy Team will not function as in previous years. Instead, each class will work with Mrs. Connor, the school's part-time Lay Chaplain, to develop their skills at putting together and presenting AOW (Acts Of Worship) in which their classmates may participate. The class will work in Chaplaincy Team groups throughout the year in order to ensure that every child has an opportunity to build their skills.
Sadly, our Religious Chaplain, Deacon Robin Pollard, from not being well enough to visit school earlier in the academic year, sadly died on 24th February, 2021. Please remember him and his family in your prayers.
Our Chaplaincy Team from last academic year led pupils in prayer sessions at lunchtimes. Below is a link to a Youtube video that our lead Lay chaplain, Tom Shannon, filmed as an example for other schools in our CMAT to follow. Highlight the link and copy and paste into Google. Then press 'enter'.
If the link fails, please access it via www.acquinas-cmat.org and click on 'chaplaincy blog' and then Lectio Divina. video 6.
St. Peter’s Whole-School Prayer
We want to be good followers of you in the way we behave. Please help us to:-
Share our things and share our love with everyone in our school;Take care of each other;
Persevere with our learning and all that we do;
Encourage each other to be the best that we can be;
Treat everyone how we wish to be treated;
Endeavour to live by the Word of God;
Respect one another and the world we live in.
When we live in community we will spread your Gospel message and grow in faith together. Bless us in our efforts. Amen.
Our school's statue of St. Peter,
designed and made by local artist,
As part of our Thomas Aquinas CMAT (Catholic Multi-Acadmey Trust) schools' celebration of our saint's feast day in January this year, we were asked to support the charity CAFOD (Catholic Association For Overseas Development) in their effort to support the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Rainforest regain their rights. Pupils learned that areas of the Rainforest, the size of a premier league football club pitch, is being burned at the rate of one pitch per minute!
Each class had a poster of a football pitch in their classroom and brought in silver coins to cover the pitch in an effort to reach our school's target of £247.00.
Sadly, with the onset of Covid-19, the spring term was cut short, but we still managed to raise £50.00! Thank you for your support!