Staff, students, parents and friends of Saint Paul’s joined together to welcome to the school the new Year 7 students and their parents/carers and their families.
The school sees the Liturgy as an extremely important part of the Year 7 Induction process which includes introducing the new intake to learning, pastoral and faith.
Our new Year 7s joined together to celebrate them starting their new journey at Saint Paul’s. The service was a fantastic opportunity for our Year 7 pupils to show what they have been doing in collective worship and on their retreat and for their parents/carers to meet their form tutors informally.
“Our new Year 7s joined together to celebrate their welcome service. As well as celebrating them starting their new journey at Saint Paul’s, we also honoured our close relationship with our faith and our core values,” explained Mr Harrison Kilburn, School Chaplain. “The Year 7s have been completing posters that commemorate their form’s saint and Year 7’s core value focus; love. Each form had representatives come to the front and present their posters to the families that were in attendance.”
“It’s lovely to see the effort and enthusiasm of those students involved and for them to share such a special event with their families and friends.” explained Mr Nathan Mallon, Year 7 Progress Leader. “The Liturgy provided a wonderful opportunity to reflect on their life journey. The atmosphere was amazing; it was a truly uplifting experience.”
“It was a wonderful service, all the youngsters enthusiastically joined in and I would like to praise them on their oral skills as they read their readings and bidding prayers with great confidence,” said Mr Mike Whiteside, Deputy Headteacher. “The Liturgy is a special time for the Year 7 students, parents and staff to share in welcoming the new students to the school.”