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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.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Remembrance Mass

St Mary Magdalen’s held their Remembrance Mass on Friday, 10th November in St Mary Magdalen’s Church. The whole school remembered all those who lost their lives in conflict during the First and Second World Wars. We also remembered all those who have died in other conflicts and continue to protect our country in the Armed Forces.  As it is the month of Remembrance, we also thought about and remembered our departed loved ones.

Our Mass was led by Father Hyacinth and the readings were led by our Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl. Pupils read all of the bidding prayers very clearly, across the school from Year 2 to Year 6. Father Hyacinth asked our children to think about their special talents during the Homily and some pupils were asked to come to front to share their talents with the congregation – these included being kind, loving others, being full of God’s love and caring for others.

At the end of Mass, Mr Rimell read the poem,’ In Flanders Field’ written by John McCrae and Mrs Saunders read a verse from a poem, ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon. To mark the start of the two minutes silence, Mr Bob Harley played ‘The Last Post’ on his trumpet and ended the silence with ‘Reveille’. 

This was a very special Mass and all of the pupils observed the silence with respect and reverence. Thank you to our church for welcoming us and remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.