The first Saint Edmunds trip to Lourdes has been deemed a success by all who participated and, according to the Principal, Mrs Hazeldine, this trip will not be the last. She has already confirmed that she wants this to become another tradition for the school and for all who want to go. She has said she is considering increasing the amount of students who attend all future trips.
The lucky individuals who went on the one week trip joined Mrs Hazeldine and Mrs Letheren in a moving experience which included visiting the Basilica, taking part in mass, helping other pilgrims as well as many other activities which culminated in a great trip for all who went.
By Austin Jijo
For 3 days, 35 students from year 7 and 8 experienced the delights of Alton Castle Catholic Retreat Centre in Alton Staffordshire. The theme for the retreat was ’Who am I?’ The students were to consider how they view themselves, how friends view them, family and God.
‘He counts the Stars and Calls them all by name’ Psalm 147:7
They then faced a range of challenges, such as survival skills, archery, trekking and a climbing wall. They also looked at the three things we need to survive, water, food and shelter. This helped them look at what they are capable of and how to work as a team.
They had opportunities to pray and attend Mass Celebrated with Fr Thé Quang Nguyen in St John the Baptist Church, on the grounds of the Castle.
The weather was frosty, many layers were needed but fun was had by all.
In case no-one told you today, you are God’s work of Art,
Wonderfully made, knit together by the almighty,
Anticipated since the beginning of time,
You are called to a unique and specific purpose.
You are not rubbish, and you never were,
Because God does not make rubbish
It is time to be fearfully and wonderfully you!
The Way’s 2nd Birthday Celebrations – FREE EVENT – Saturday 20th January 2018
The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton will be celebrating their 2nd Birthday in style with 2 events in 1 day.
There will be MUSIC, SPORTS, VIRTUAL GAMES DEN, ROLLER DISCO, INFLATABLES, CAKE AND MORE!
So keep a date in your diaries and join in the fun, it’s going to be great!
Saturday 20th January 2018
The Way’s 2nd Birthday Party (fun for all the family)
10am – 4pm
The Way’s 2nd Birthday Bash (for Seniors only 13-19 years) £1.00 tickets
6pm – 10pm
Contact The Way Youth Zone for more information – 01902 328290
Please accept our invitation to attend Open Evening 6.00 – 8.00 pm on Thursday 12 October. This will be an opportunity to see all of the wonderful and creative work on display, meet teachers and support staff and most importantly to talk to our most effective ambassadors, our students, to hear their views on what it’s like to study and be a part of the St Edmund’s community.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
If you can’t make the Open Evening why not come and take a tour of the Academy at 9.00 am on Wednesday 11 October.