Catholic Life

Trip to YMT

Year 6 visited the YMT diocesan festival at the Emmaus Youth Village in Allensford on Monday. During this visit the children were joined by children from other primary schools across the diocese. They took part in liturgical singing and dancing along with some great team building activities. Then, they took part in a whole group liturgy based on the main festival theme of ‘Reckless Love’. The children really enjoyed themselves and made friends with children from other schools.

Visits to Hadrian House

During May, some Mini Vinnies have visited Hadrian House in small groups to visit the residents and join with them in activities.  They have been painting, making banana muffins and playing dominoes and snap! The children and the residents have greatly enjoyed each other’s company.

Next term more children will have the opportunity to visit the home and meet the residents.


Foodbank Assembly

Foodbank Assembly

Today, a representative from the Blaydon Foodbank came to talk to the children in assembly. Lucy explained that the foodbank work to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local community. She explained that everyday people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference to many families, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.

Many local schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank to help and support people within our communities who are in need.

As a school, we have decided that we would like to work together to help people in need in our local community through the Blaydon Foodbank.

We have set up a food collection point in school and the children are invited to donate some non-perishable foods and toiletries over the next couple of weeks. These may include; breakfast cereal, soup, pasta, rice, pasta sauce, tinned beans, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and snacks.

Year 2 visit the Foodbank

Year 2 visit the Foodbank

On Friday morning Year 2 walked along to the Blaydon Foodbank.

Having collected a HUGE amount of generous donations over the last couple of weeks, Year 2 helped Lucy and Maxine sort the food at the foodbank. Some children were then able to pack some bags of food suitable for 1 person.

Everyone had a lovely morning and the children feel very proud of the work they have done to help people in need in our local community.