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School GIFT Team

Our GIFT Team delivering Rosary Club in the Chapel for their friends.

Our GIFT Team had a wonderful day hosting the 'GIFT Team Celebration Day' for 15 schools at St John's. They took part in a variety of workshops based on the 'Beatitudes' and created a lovely presentation about all of their hardwork throughout the year. In the afternoon, they were commissioned by Bishop John Arnold.

Our GIFT Team had a wonderful day hosting the 'GIFT Team Celebration Day' for 15 schools at St John's. They took part in a variety of workshops based on the 'Beatitudes' and created a lovely presentation about all of their hardwork throughout the year. In the afternoon, they were commissioned by Bishop John Arnold. 1
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Our new GIFT Team organised a Macmillan cake and coffee morning for our families and friends in the wider community. £131.70 was raised! Thank you to everyone for your kind donations.

Our lovely display in the Chapel.

Our lovely display in the Chapel. 1

Well done to our new GIFT Team children who have been chosen to represent our school from 2019-2020. We are very much looking forward to working with you.

Well done to our new GIFT Team children who have been chosen to represent our school from 2019-2020. We are very much looking forward to working with you. 1

We were very proud of our hardwork, generous efforts and how we worked as a super team throughout the year. Now, we pass on the torch to our next GIFT Team.

We were very proud of our hardwork, generous efforts and how we worked as a super team throughout the year. Now, we pass on the torch to our next GIFT Team. 1

As a treat for being an amazing GIFT Team at the end of the year, we visitied the local park for the afternoon, to play and enjoy a delicious ice cream.

TREE OF KINDNESS

 

Following on from Mrs McKeating's visit to Kenya, she has kindly brought back items that have been made by the MAMA Margaret's in Dagoretti.

They have been made into 'Trees of Kindness' and will be distributed to every class in school, in September 2019.

 

Any child who is found to be showing true acts of kindness will be able to choose a keyring from the tree, to keep.

 

Will you be caught being kind?

On Tuesday 25th June 2019, Miss Dewhurst, Mrs Taylor and 3 of our GIFT Team members, Chelsea, Megan and Maddison attended a ‘Growing in Faith Together Celebration Day’ at St Mary’s Priory in Bamber Bridge. In the morning, all the Salford Diocese schools processed down the aisle with their banner that they were asked to design to celebrate their school’s achievements, fundraisers and wider community connections. This banner was then presented to Bishop John Arnold at the altar. After participating in a few upbeat hymns, our GIFT team also took part in a variety of workshops that promoted ideas and links with the Parish family that could be fulfilled in school. In the afternoon, a mass was held to reflect and give thanks for all the hard work and efforts made from the schools and parish. A great day was had by all.

THE CROWNING OF OUR LADY MASS

 

On Friday 24th May 2019, we attended the Mass with the rest of the school and our parish community.

During the Mass, we offered up our spiritual bouquet that we had made especially for this day.

Afterwards, the spiritual bouquet was placed in the Our Lady Chapel, in church, alongside the flowers that had been brought in from all the children in school.

Many thanks to our school and parish community for sending in postage stamps from our appeal way back in January for the UK Air Ambulance Service. We have literally had THOUSANDS of them! We will be collecting them right through until the end of June. Thanking you for your continued support. We really do appreciate it.

Many thanks to our school and parish community for sending in postage stamps from our appeal way back in January for the UK Air Ambulance Service.  We have literally had THOUSANDS of them!  We will be collecting them right through until the end of June.  Thanking you for your continued support.  We really do appreciate it. 1

Thank you to our lovely Year 1's, Year 2's and School GIFT Team for taking part in the sponsored 'Pendleside Hospice's Bunny Hop!' It was enjoyed by all and the children loved their certificates, bunny ears and creme eggs for completing this event. Thank you to Pendleside Hospice for all the wonderful work that they do.

Thank you to our lovely Year 1's, Year 2's and School GIFT Team for taking part in the sponsored 'Pendleside Hospice's Bunny Hop!' It was enjoyed by all and the children loved their certificates, bunny ears and creme eggs for completing this event. Thank you to Pendleside Hospice for all the wonderful work that they do.  1

Decorating cakes to sell and raise money for Pendleside Hospice.

WE NEED YOUR STAMPS!

 

The UK's Air Ambulance Services are charities which receive no government funding and rely entirely on charitable donations to continue flying and responding to life threatening medical emergencies.

 

The GIFT Team are now volunteering their time to help raise funds through the recycling of postage stamps.

 

Your stamps will be gratefully received throughout 2019.  Please ask your family and friends, or anyone who you think might be able to help us.  Just send them into school for the attention of the GIFT Team and we'll do the rest!

Thank you for your support.

 

Our GIFT Team enjoyed running our 'Christmas Workshop' where children of all ages could decorate their own bauble and make reindeer food. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this event.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT CLUB

 

During the month of December, the GIFT Team organised a Christmas Craft Club to raise funds for local charities.

There was reindeer food making, ready for Christmas Eve (wildlife friendly which only included oats and bird seed, as all glitter types are harmful) decorate a bauble and create your own Christmas tree decoration.

The GIFT Team were overwhelmed by the response to their club, and they had so much fun, getting involved with the youngest to the oldest members of the school.  There was glitter and oats galore!

 

With your help, the total amount raised was...drum roll!!! 

£373.00!!!

 

Some of the money has already been given to Hayley's Hugs, with the rest going to a local initiative that is due to start in the New Year, in Padiham.

 

We would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everybody who was involved in helping us, to help others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Friday 7th December 2018, the GIFT Team presented Mrs Barker, our Unit Catering Supervisor, with £200.00 for the charity Hayley's Hugs which she founded in honour of her daughter, Hayley in 2014. Every Christmas Eve, the Hayley's Hugs team visit Ward 84 at The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital where Hayley was treated, and give out presents that they buy with money that they raise, to the children and teenagers who, unfortunately, have to spend Christmas in hospital. The GIFT Team could not have made this generous donation if it wasn't for the great response to the Christmas Craft Club that they organised, and for this reason, we would like to say a MASSIVE thank you for your kindness in helping us to help others. You really have helped to make a difference, and for that reason, we are incredibly grateful for all the support you have given us this year. The GIFT Team

Last Friday 7th December 2018, the GIFT Team presented Mrs Barker, our Unit Catering Supervisor, with £200.00 for the charity Hayley's Hugs which she founded in honour of her daughter, Hayley in 2014.  Every Christmas Eve, the Hayley's Hugs team visit Ward 84 at The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital where Hayley was treated, and give out presents that they buy with money that they raise, to the children and teenagers who, unfortunately, have to spend Christmas in hospital.  The GIFT Team could not have made this generous donation if it wasn't for the great response to the Christmas Craft Club that they organised, and for this reason, we would like to say a MASSIVE thank you for your kindness in helping us to help others.  You really have helped to make a difference, and for that reason, we are incredibly grateful for all the support you have given us this year.  The GIFT Team 1
Last Friday 7th December 2018, the GIFT Team presented Mrs Barker, our Unit Catering Supervisor, with £200.00 for the charity Hayley's Hugs which she founded in honour of her daughter, Hayley in 2014.  Every Christmas Eve, the Hayley's Hugs team visit Ward 84 at The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital where Hayley was treated, and give out presents that they buy with money that they raise, to the children and teenagers who, unfortunately, have to spend Christmas in hospital.  The GIFT Team could not have made this generous donation if it wasn't for the great response to the Christmas Craft Club that they organised, and for this reason, we would like to say a MASSIVE thank you for your kindness in helping us to help others.  You really have helped to make a difference, and for that reason, we are incredibly grateful for all the support you have given us this year.  The GIFT Team 2

On Thursday 29th November 2018, the GIFT Team, with the help of Mrs Glynn, Mrs Catley and Mr Kelly recorded some Christmas songs, told jokes and recited the poem 'Twas the night before Christmas', for the Burnley Talking Newspaper. This is delivered weekly to people who are blind in our local area. The GIFT Team wanted to bring some Christmas cheer to people who cannot access newspapers, magazines or any kind of written text. They really enjoyed giving something back to others. If you know anybody who you think could use this service, please feel free to contact the school.

On Thursday 29th November 2018, the GIFT Team, with the help of Mrs Glynn, Mrs Catley and Mr Kelly recorded some Christmas songs, told jokes and recited the poem 'Twas the night before Christmas', for the Burnley Talking Newspaper.  This is delivered weekly to people who are blind in our local area.  The GIFT Team wanted to bring some Christmas cheer to people who cannot access newspapers, magazines or any kind of written text.  They really enjoyed giving something back to others.  If you know anybody who you think could use this service, please feel free to contact the school. 1

Our GIFT Team made a wonderful vlog for a special Mass alongside other school GIFT Teams celebrating journeys at Blessed Trinity!

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Our School GIFT are enjoying updating their journals from their experiences and involvement with the Religious Life of our School.

FINALLY, our new GIFT Team jumpers have arrived! Here is a picture of our wonderful GIFT Team looking very proud and smart.

FINALLY, our new GIFT Team jumpers have arrived! Here is a picture of our wonderful GIFT Team looking very proud and smart. 1

Our school family have been very generous over the last few months in donating shoes for the children in Gambia. Our School GIFT Team paired up and organised these shoes, which were collected on Monday 15th October 2018 by the Charity FEW (Furniture for Education) ready to deliver to the children.

On Friday 28th September 2018, our lovely GIFT Team had fun decorating cakes to sell at our whole school Macmillan Coffee and Cake morning.

Here is our wonderful GIFT Team display.

On Friday 21st September 2018, our GIFT Team and School Councillors did a great job preparing and involving themselves in our first whole school mass for New Beginnings. Thank you to our families and parishioners who joined them back at school for tea and biscuits.

A huge congratulations to our new GIFT Team members. We are very grateful for your applications and can't wait to work with you.

A huge thank you to our Year 5 and 6 Chaplains for all of their hard work and efforts this year. We wish our Year 6 Chaplains the best of luck for the future.They had great fun in the Secret Garden to celebrate!

On Tuesday 26th June 2018, our school Chaplains visited St Mary's Priory in Bamber Bridge to celebrate how we are a 'Beacon of Hope' to eachother and to those in our local area. In the morning, we met in St Mary's Church with many other North West schools to learn how we could develop our Parish communities using the '7 Steps from School to Parish', followed by taking part in a Liturgy in the afternoon where the Chaplains learnt how they could promote hope in the future. At the end of the Liturgy, the Chaplains were honoured to receive a San Damiano Cross that will be proudly displayed in our School Chapel.

Our School Chaplains ventured to Spring Cottage Home Care to deliver some of the beautiful flowers that had been donated by our very generous pupils at St John's for our Crowning of Mary mass. We hope they brought joy to the residents.

Our School Chaplains created a beautiful spiritual bouquet to help celebrate our special Crowning of Mary mass. The bouquet was left with Mary in our St John the Baptist Parish.

Our Chaplains have been busy raising money for Mission Possible by making and selling their very own edible slime! They had great fun melting marshmellows and kneading and stretching the mixture to create the delicious, yet unusual gloop! The Chaplains managed to raise £109.40! We thank all of our school children and their families for their kindness and support.

Our School Chaplains from Year 5 and 6 2017-2018

Our School Chaplains from Year 5 and 6 2017-2018 1

These are our School Chaplains in their new Chaplaincy Jumpers. They chose the new colour themselves and wear these jumpers with pride.

These are our School Chaplains in their new Chaplaincy Jumpers.  They chose the new colour themselves and wear these jumpers with pride. 1

Our Year 6 School Chaplains and School Counciillors from Year 1 and Year 2 visited Woodside Home in Padiham.  Mrs Carlile spoke to the staff on the phone and organised a visit for some of our children to go and meet some of the residents there.  Miss McBreen and Mrs Taylor went to Woodside with the children. 

 

They all had a fantastic time and everyone enjoyed doing some colouring and our Year 6 children entertained the residents with their dancing.  They have been learning about WW2 and have been learning the Lindy Hop.  The residents loved this! 

 

We also gave some of the staff and residents some of our Jet Set Angels for them to keep.  All our children were polite and were a credit to the school.  We can't wait to go and visit again soon.

Our Chaplains spent a day at Fisher More RC Humanities College, Colne with all the other Chaplains from Burnley and Pendle. They had a fun-filled day and had the chance to enjoy lots of different activities.

Our school chaplains give up their play times to sell poppies.

Our school chaplains give up their play times to sell poppies.  1

Our School Chaplains are busy making up the boxes for 'Operation Christmas Child' for each of our families to fill for other children who don't have as much as us.

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