During October 2014 the children from Keystage 2 were invited to apply for the post of School Chaplain. They each wrote a letter of application to Mrs Murray and from these applications 15 children were selected to form our new school chaplaincy team.
On 28th November our 15 candidates joined over 200 other children from the diocese and were commissioned as chaplains by Bishop Deacon at Clifton Cathedral.
Our chaplains have now begun their important role in school. The primary purpose of our chaplains is to promote our mission of “live, learn, laugh, love as Jesus teaches” in school and the wider community.
The first task the chaplaincy team wanted to do was to create a room where people in the school could go to reflect, be still, pray or simply have some quiet time.
The Chaplaincy team raised money to furnish this room by baking cakes and selling them after the 9 o’clock Mass on Sunday and holding a “Guess the teacher- competition”. Through their fantastic efforts the Chaplaincy team raised over £80.
On 2nd December the ‘Olive Chapel’ was formally opened during a whole school assembly.
The Chaplaincy team is now moving on to raise funds for our classroom RE focal areas in Terms 5 and 6 of 2017