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This is a nurturing environment where children, staff, parents and governors know each other and share a common understanding of the School’s purpose – to ‘aim high’ and through shared understanding of Gospel values, ensure that the potential of every child is fully achieved. Our children are happy, sociable, well-behaved and value our diversity, which enriches everything we do. We are recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the local authority and are confident this will be endorsed at our next Ofsted inspection.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

A VIP Assembly (Values in Practice)

Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD)

We welcomed Jilly, from CAFOD, who came to St Mary Magdalen’s, to inform us about how the charity has been supporting poor communities in El Salvador for the past forty years. Many families have been helped to set up their own businesses, in order for them to become self-sufficient; to enable them to financially support themselves. 

We were told about Catherine Diego and her two children. The children were given a safe space to play and to be educated, as well as being shown practical skills such as keeping chickens and making wooden crosses. This has enabled them to provide a brighter future for themselves and their family.

For our harvest festival Jilly asked us to “Brighten up” by asking schools to wear bright clothes, bake bright cakes and another amazing ideas to raise money to help alleviate world poverty.