Schools Come Together for MiniDASH

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.

A group of Year 8 pupils represented Saint Paul’s at the schools event hosted by Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College, Altrincham.

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 theme for the day was Youth Leaders. The students particularly enjoyed the session where each group had opportunity to interview one of the head teachers from the various secondary schools in the Diocese.

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 Timkovicova, Head of RE, said: “Students from schools across the diocese attended the event. They took part in collaborative activities that focused on positive relationships between our peers and they also participated in training as Young Leaders. The day was extremely uplifting; this was a first session out of four this school year.”

“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 Whiteside, Head Teacher. “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. “