In a bustling school environment, amidst the daily routine of classes and extracurricular activities, there often emerges a beacon of compassion and community spirit. Such is the case with our Sixth Form students, some of who will soon be embarking on a pilgrimage to Lourdes, driven not only by their own aspirations but also by a collective desire to make a difference. Their path to this sacred pilgrimage is paved with glazed goodness – Krispy Kreme doughnuts, to be exact – sold today during lower school and upper school break to staff and students alike, with every purchase contributing to their noble cause.

For the students taking part in the trip, the journey to Lourdes represents more than just a trip; it’s an opportunity to serve others, to connect with their faith on a deeper level, and to forge lifelong memories. lourdes, with its rich history of miraculous healings and profound spiritual experiences, holds a special place in the hearts of many pilgrims. It’s a place where the boundaries between the physical and spiritual worlds seem to blur, where the power of faith can be felt in the air around you.

However, embarking on such a journey comes with its own set of challenges, not least of which is the financial aspect. Recognising this, our sixth form students, with the help of Mrs Hogg and Ms Toor, organised the Krispy Kreme fundraiser as a means to raise some of the necessary funds for their trip.

As our sixth form students prepare to embark on their pilgrimage to lourdes, they do so with hearts full of gratitude for the support they’ve received and renewed sense of purpose to carry them through the challenges that lie ahead. Though their journey may have started with doughnuts, it is fueled by something far sweeter – the power of faith, hope and love.