Year 1, do you remember that wet and windy morning in November?
1 your bulbs are growing!
Please take care near the amphitheatre everybody.
We began assembly listening to a lively version of ‘I Am’ by Marc James with the chorus …
You are wonderfully made
Faithfully I’ll walk with you
And never ever fail
This fitted perfectly with our theme of getting ready for Lent a time of preparation when we have to prepare ourselves to be the very best person that God created us to be, ready to meet the Risen Christ at Easter. The children sang ‘Freely Freely’ beautifully.
… and we would need to pack our bag ready for the winding journey ahead.
So … what to pack?
We talked about our next week’s Mass for Ash Wednesday which would mark the start of our Lenten journey. I was moved by the children’s sensitive rendition of ‘Servant King’ – this hymn always makes me think of such a special season of preparation at St Margaret Clitherow; a time of change and growth taken so seriously by all.
We ended our assembly praying for our new Cardinal Vincent Nichols.
There were many birthdays to celebrate today and lots of medals to share – we also congratulated everyone who took part in the Swimming Gala before half term. Well done, everyone!
Remember … it’s time to make those preparations; what will you do to make yourself the best you can be this Lent?
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We had to work really hard and find out lots of information. Josh
This work was lots of fun! Ure
It was hard to find the information you wanted because there was lots of information on the internet. Eddie
It was difficult because there was lots to do! Joseph
It was difficult to find the right website and find the information you wanted. Andrew
I found out about guard dogs. Calum
We found out lots of different things we did not know before. Evie and Cara
We used the laptops, I found out about cats. I found out about a cat that uses its paws to eat. Claudia
I thought of lots of questions, I found it easy to think of them. Cara
There were so many nice pictures it was difficult to pick one. Megan
I found out that if a cat’s nose is dry it means the cat is not well and it is wet the cat is well. Justyna
Pope Francis wants us to, ‘Be a Star of Hope Shining Brightly’
In assembly today Julie from the Catholic Children’s Society (Westminster) came to talk to the children about this year’s Lenten Appeal. She told the children about their work in the local community supporting families in need.
The children came up with many inspired suggestions of how they could shine brightly. Collection boxes will be distributed after half term, please save your small change and help us to support local children this Lent.
We ended our assembly with a rousing rendition of ‘He’s got the whole world in His hands’ with actions too – thank you Mrs Woodford for guiding the way!