The winners of the Easter Card Competition were very happy to receive an Easter egg for their prize. A lot of hard work and imagination went into creating their masterpiece. There were 1st and 2nd prizes for each class, as well as three commended prizes.
The Solemn Liturgical Dance was beautifully and reverentially performed by Year 6. They told us: through readings from the bible, in song, prayer and dance, the story of the Passion of Christ. The scene was set in in the Garden of Gethsemane and included the crucifixion of Jesus and ended with the victory of Christ over death. The Passion is a story about injustice, doubt, fear, pain and, ultimately, degrading death. It tells how God experienced these things in the same way as ordinary human beings.
The Infant Palm Liturgy we did not take any photographs (very unusual for us). The children from Nursery – Year 2 re-enacted The Palm Sunday Gospel through drama and hymns. This was a very special Liturgy beautifully prepared by the children and serves as a reminder of the importance of Easter to our Catholic Faith. The hymns also serve to remind us of the quote attributed to St. Augustine of Hippo: “They who sing pray twice”.
The school celebrated World Book Day on Wednesday 2nd March. The day began with assembly where Mrs Jarvis told all the pupils how important reading is. Certificates were given out for the best costumes. Staff also had taken part in this event and received a healthy choice of fruit for the winners. The assembly finished with all pupils showing off their costumes. Later in the day there was reading swap where teachers read to different classes and shared their favourite books. A good time was had by all.
The school councillors had an amazing morning visiting the Mayor of Lewisham at the Civic Centre. After learning about Mayoral regalia and making a speech in the council chamber the children were invited to a question and answer session with Sir Steve Bullock in his mayoral chamber. They asked thoughtful and interesting questions about how Lewisham is run and Sir Steve loved their comment saying that being a school councillor is the first step to becoming a mayor. He also said that we were the first school ever to ask him ” Would you like to be Mayor of London?”