On Wednesday Lent begun with a lovely Mass in church at 10am.
The season of Lent reminds us of Jesus’ 40 days of fasting & prayer in the wilderness, where he grew stronger through resisting various temptations. In this Sunday’s Gospel the tempter makes three suggestions to try and divert Jesus. Jesus rejects these temptations each time with scripture. During Lent, Christians are invited to try to adhere to three tasks: pray, fast and give.
The highlight of the week has to be World Book Day. This year’s theme of animal characters has inspired Children to read aloud and share their stories with their friends. The Children paraded at the coffee morning which was once again very well attended. We raised £114.50 through the refreshments which we will use to help our children benefit from the experience of reading. Once again your support of the School is fantastic and we all secretly enjoyed wearing our costumes all day at School. Thank you ever so much.
Last week we launched this year’s Mission Together Charity Appeal. It is to support children in Jordan who cannot attend school as they are refugees. It hit a real chord with the children and I hope that during Lent they will try hard to put these words into action and collect money in the little red boxes. As little as £50 can help a child have a school bag, healthy meals and stationary to equip them to learn when their life has already suffered. More information about Mission Together can be found on p2. Red boxes have already been sent home. These are collected after Easter. But can be handed in whenever is most convenient or more information please check their website http://www.missiontogether.org.uk/ and read page 2.
I am also aware that Red Nose Day is coming up on Friday 15th March. Children are of course permitted to wear red noses or other red nose items, however school uniform must be worn that day.
A Final Polite Request:
Please can children not play in the Early Years Outdoor Space before and after school. We are trying to develop this space as an outside classroom and we would appreciate your support with this.
Have a lovely weekend when it comes.