GIFT Team 2018-19
|Meet the new GIFT Team for 2018-19. They will be deciding on a school-wide RE competition which will run during the season of Advent so watch this space for details!|
Advent Board Game Competition
The GIFT Team ran a competition during the season of Advent. They challenged their fellow pupils to create a board game with an Advent theme. They had a huge response from across the school and enjoyed picking the winners and presenting them with gifts at a whole school assembly.
St Agatha’s Day Assembly
The GIFT Team led a whole school assembly on St Agatha’s day. They wrote and acted out the story of her life. The teachers and pupils who watched were inspired and moved by how brave our patron saint was in the face of adversity. We were reminded of the message in our school motto that no matter what we do, we are always “Learning together in God’s love”.
Both the GIFT Team and RE Ambassadors thought that our stock of religious books in the school library could be more accessible and obvious. They worked together as a team to find, arrange and organise our collection of religious books.
|In the Autumn term, the GIFT Team ran a school-wide competition. They invited pupils to design a picture to go on their class prayer box. The team chose the winners who then had their design copied onto their class prayer box and the other entries were displayed in the school entrance.|
|After Christmas, the GIFT Team did some work for a charity called Women in Prisons. They collected old Christmas cards from school families who donated them and cut out the pictures on the front covers. These pictures were then sent to the charity who pass them on to women in prison so they can make cards for their families and friends.|
|The GIFT Team promoted a 'wear red' day on St Agatha's feast day and collected money for a charity called Aid to the Church in Need. At Mass that day, it looked like a sea of red filling the church. Over £300 was raised and gratefully received by this worthy charity.|
|During Lent, the GIFT Team got together and designed a Holy Week display for the RE board in the school hall. This was followed by the Year 6 children leading the children in a Stations of the Cross service which was both meditative and moving.|
|At the end of the school year, the GIFT Team organised a tea party for staff and our parish priest, Father Anthony. It was a beautiful sunny day so they had to eat the chocolate cake very quickly before it melted! The tea party ended with the children sharing their own prayers in our prayer garden.|