The Lent ‘Cross for Christ’ challenge is back again this year. Last year, the children excelled themselves and we had some amazing entries which are still displayed in the school hall - see the photograph above. The completed crosses will need to be in school to be judged by Wednesday 5th April and the winners revealed (3 in each class) on the last day of term (6th April). Mrs Balko our Chair of governors will judge these.
We would like children to be creative, to be adventurous, and decorate their own cross at home – past entries have been truly amazing and made from shells, grass, and even twigs. Your cross can be made out of anything.
Crosses need to be no bigger than a piece of A4 paper so these can go on display around school. There are some ideas above but you can find others on websites such as https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/cross-crafts/ OR Google – craft crosses for kids (Google images)
Easter Garden competition
Last year the children really enjoyed making their own Easter gardens and we had some fabulous entries. Making these can be something that the whole family can get involved in. There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in each year group. Entries need to be in school by Wednesday 5th April. These will be judged by the school council.
Also during Lent, we will be focusing on showing kindness by completing a ‘good deeds’ calendar in our classes. Each day during Lent the children will be given a Lent Kindness challenge which they will select from their classroom displays. I am sure all our children will rise to this challenge!
St Joseph’s penny - Not everyone has the things they need to make a happy home, but Caritas, through the St Joseph’s Penny Appeal, reaches out to those vulnerable children and families in our communities. Caritas offers support in lots of different ways – from food parcels to counselling sessions, from Christmas presents to giving young mums and their babies somewhere safe to live; Caritas means something different to everyone they help
Last year classes raised hundreds of pounds for this appeal, each class will again have a large class jar to collect as many pennies as they can. All children will be given a plastic bank bag to collect as many pennies as possible for their class jar.