Students from Saint Paul’s joined with students from other schools in the Diocese to take part in the Mini DASH (Diocesan Association of Secondary Head teachers) meeting which is organised by the Diocese of Shrewsbury.
The meeting is for Head Teachers and a selection of students also attend to meet with students from other Catholic schools and take part in various activities related to their faith.
The meeting for the students is held at the same time as the secondary head teachers of the Diocese of Shrewsbury meet together. Students were able to share and discuss a wide variety of ideas and suggestions and were encouraged to take the ideas back to their own schools, passing them on and developing them.
Mrs Breeda Stewart, Head of RE at Saint Paul’s, said: “Students from schools across the diocese attended the event. They took part in collaborative activities based on the theme for the day which was being 'Missionaries'. The activities were based on life of St Paul after his conversion.”
“The day was extremely uplifting, there were interactive prayer stations and we watched a video about a former pro wrestler who had a conversion from drug addiction.”
“At the Mini DASH the students engaged in themed activities in the morning and then feedback what they had discussed and learned to the heads,” explained Mr Alex Hren, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s. “It was an excellent opportunity for the students to mix with students from different schools. The students were able to get together and share their thoughts and ideas. “