Meet our brand new GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) Team for 2019-2020. The GIFT Team is made up of ten Year Six children who each volunteered for this special role. We support with delivering prayer and worship across the school for example through leading collective worship, running prayer group and leading liturgies. We will update you on our special projects throughout the year.
During Advent, the GIFT Team led a prayer group for children across the school to make Christmas cards for the parishioners. Mrs Bentley and some members of the GIFT Team gave these out to members of the congregation at Christmas Eve mass. These had a very positive impact and the parishioners loved receiving them.
The Catholic Bishops of England & Wales have designated 2020 as a Year of the Word. Partly in acknowledgement of this (and partly to encourage more prayerful reflection on the Word of God generally) Key Stage 2 (Y3 – Y6) children will be taking ‘The Wednesday Word’ leaflet home from school every week. The GIFT Team delivered a collective worship to introduce the Year of the Word and the Wednesday Word to the rest of the children.
We attended the Year of the Word Event at St Ann’s Parish Centre in Stretford. We met with other schools to share ideas about how we can celebrate the Year of the Word in our school. We shared many ideas and cannot wait to get started!
The month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary. Throughout October, the GIFT Team led a Rosary prayer group. Each day we said one decade of the Rosary with children throughout KS2. The daily prayer group was extremely well attended, with some children coming every single day. Thank you to all children who attended!