Altar Servers raise hundreds for Mary’s Meals

A collection of Altar servers from St John’s and St Mary Magdalene’s, handed over a cheque to Mary’s Meals on Monday in front of the assembled school community. Aoife, Martha, Zuzanna and Gabriela held a bake sale after Mass at St Mary Magdalene’s parish and sold cakes in school last week to raise a fantastic amount of money. Altogether the girls raised £240 which will be doubled by Mary’s Meals. Sheila, a representative from the charity gratefully accepted the cheque and shared some of the work Mary’s meals does in schools around the world. Thank you girls for the fantastic effort and to those people who supported by purchasing and making cakes for the bake sale.

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P3 Reconciliation Meeting review

On Monday 30th October evening St John’s School parents met in St Mary Magdalene’s church hall to begin preparations for the P3 sacramental programme. Father Jock was joined by the parish children’s liturgy team led by Arlene and the school was represented by Mrs Williamson and Mr Burgess.

Father Jock explained some of the background to the sacraments before Mrs Williamson spoke to the gathered parents about the work the children will undertake in class. Arlene spoke about the importance of attending mass weekly and highlighted the special children’s masses which will take place as we prepare to celebrate Reconciliation.

Father Jock finished the gatehring with a short guided meditation and parents were invited to volunteer children for readings and offertory at the special masses.

Thank you to all the families who were able to make the meeting, we look forward to working closely with you and your children over the next few months.

P3B Creative Writing

P3B wrote senses poems about travelling down the chocolate river in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Here are some of our finished pieces.

Down the Chocolate River

Down the chocolate river, I see the tiny Oompa Loompa rowing away.

Down the chocolate river, I hear the big brown waterfall.

Down the chocolate river, I touch the big pink sweet boat.

Down the chocolate river, I taste the wind rushing through my face.

Down the chocolate river, I feel the amazing Mr Wonka as he sits next to me.

Down the chocolate river, life is simply amazing.

By Ash K. P3B

 

Down the Chocolate River

Down the chocolate river, I see the melted chocolate.

Down the chocolate river, I hear the Oompa Loompas singing.

Down the chocolate river, I touch the pink sweet boat.

Down the chocolate river, I taste the creamy chocolate.

Down the chocolate river, I feel the sticky chocolate river.

Down the chocolate river, life is amazing.

By Jaxson P3B

 

Down the Chocolate River

Down the chocolate river, I see an Oompa Loompa sliding down the waterfall.

Down the chocolate river, I hear the Oompa Loompa rowing the boat.

Down the chocolate river, I touch brown and creamy chocolate.

Down the chocolate river, I taste the sticky and pinky boat.

Down the chocolate river, I feel the hot chocolate below me.

Down the chocolate river, life is fascinating and delicious.

By Milosz P3B

 

Down the Chocolate River

Down the chocolate river, I see a big black tunnel.

Down the chocolate river, I hear the chocolate river flowing.

Down the chocolate river, I touch a squidgy, widgy marshmallow.

Down the chocolate river, I taste fudgy, wudgey creamy hot chocolate.

Down the chocolate river, I feel a little bit scared.

Down the chocolate river, life is fun, fabulous and fantastic.

By Taylor P3B