Our Young Citizens Group
At St. Mary's we are fortunate to have a team of 12 pupils, who are guided by Mrs Barrett. They play a very important role within school, leading prayers in our assemblies, coordinating the fundraising of St. Joseph's Penny and helping out at school events.
Meet the Team
Prayer and Liturgy
Members of Young Citizens Group prepare and lead prayer and liturgy.
After school club
The Young Citizens meet weekly after school on a Tuesday for one hour.
In the month of October members of our Young Citizens group lead the Rosary every lunch time.
Lunchtime Lenten Activities
Lenten promise crosses
We have been working with pupils at lunchtimes and leading some Lenten activites. Some pupils have made Lenten promises on crosses and placed them on our prayer tree.
Lenten Stained Glass Windows
We played quiet music and pupils were able to put the names of people they wanted to pray for on stained glass windows, colour them and pray for the people whose names are written there.
We had a little candle and water service. We symbollically washed away our sins and thought about the warmth and light of Jesus's love for us.
Anti bullying Week
We designed some anti bullying posters.
Welcoming Our New Intake Parents
We thoroughly enjoyed welcoming parents of our new intake pupils. It was lovely to be able to share with them our memories and thoughts about our school.
Reception Induction Evening
Members of our Young Citizens Group were on hand to welcome parents, give them a copy of our school prayer and to lead an opening prayer for the children who will be joining us in September.
Crowning of Our Lady
The Young Citizens helped to organise the flowers for the Crowning of Our Lady.
After the Crowning of Our Lady, the Young Citizens distributed flowers to our local elderly neighbours and to the local elderly care home. Everyone loved the flowers and the chance to chat with our pupils.
During our lunchtimes we have been listening to stories from the Jesse Tree.
We have had a wonderful response to our Harvest Collection this week. We started the week off with a Harvest Assembly and ended the week with a celebration Mass. Father David came into school to say Mass for us. Thank you to everyone who sent in donations of food. They will be given to local people who are in need.