- leading whole school assemblies
- establishing a prayer area within the school grounds
- bringing new ideas to teachers to make our faith 'come alive'
- supporting younger pupils with prayer at lunch time
- taking a lead role in school masses
- leading the Rosary during the months of May and October
- leading activities during Lent and Advent
Team Benedict have created some beautiful artwork for Remembrance display. It has been put up in our hall to remind the children of all the people who have died for us in the wars.
All Saints and All Souls
On 1st November (All Souls Day), Team Benedict supported Mrs McBride with leading an assembly about All Saints and All Souls. It was lovely to have so many parents enjoying us.
Team Benedict and Mrs McGuire led our Harvest assembly and it was lovely to see so many parents joining us. The children collected lots of food for Hope Central (our local foodbank).
Teaching the Rosary
As it is the month of October, Team Benedict have been teaching each class about the Rosary.
Lent butterfly display
Each class took part in a Lenten prayer trail within their key stage. Team Benedict supported the children in Reception, Year one and Year two. One of the activities was to write down something they would like to ask God for help with during Lent. They had to then roll up the piece of paper and place it on the centre of a butterfly. We have used their work to create this beautiful display.
40 Acts of Kindness for Lent
Each day, Team Benedict placed a different act of kindness in each classroom. The idea being that the class teacher would read out the 'act of kindness' and the children would try and do it. Pictured below are Team Benedict with an some examples of the 'acts of kindness'.
October - The month of the Rosary
During October TEAM Benedict did an assembly to the whole school teaching them how to pray the Rosary and inviting the children to come and pray with them at lunch time.
They also talked about the different images of Mary and explained how people can see her in many ways. Every day a different image of Mary was placed on each class altar so that the children could see how Mary is interpreted by different people.
TEAM Benedict talked to the whole school about Remembrance Day and asked the children to write a prayer for the soldiers who have died or who are still fighting in wars today.
We are very pleased with the outcome of the poppy display.
Leading Harvest Festival (For more information see here)
It was great to be able to celebrate the Harvest today with so many of our parents.
Crowning of Mary
Advent Prayer and Liturgy afternoon
Team Benedict's Advent Promise Tree
Why do we not say Alleluia during Lent?
By not saying the word Alleluia for 40 days during Lent we will hopefully appreciate just how joyful the word is.
TEAM Benedict held an assembly on Shrove Tuesday for the whole school explaining this and put away the letters that spell Alleluia. We will get them out again after Easter and rejoice once more.