Assembly 27.02.14 … It’s almost LENT …

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We began assembly listening to a lively version of ‘I Am’ by Marc James with the chorus …

Lovingly Created

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.

There is a long winding purple path that we will follow for 40 days …Image

… and we would need to pack our bag ready for the winding journey ahead.

So … what to pack?

  • A map and a Bible – stories about Jesus (WWJD?) help us to understand the paths that we need to take.
  • A magnifying glass – a reminder that we need to search deeply – looking closer at our everyday lives.
  • A mirror – a reminder that we need to check on ourselves – is the reflection I see the best person that God created me to be, wonderfully made and beautifully created for the work that he has entrusted to me?
  • A loving heart – we remembered that during Lent we must make an extra effort with opur charitable acts – we will be supporting Father Kakuba’s Kanyike Project in Uganda (work on building the nursery has already started I gather) and the Catholic Children’s Society of Westminster (don’t forget your pennies for the box!) We need to get thinking about our sponsored events.
  • A phone – a reminder that we need to speak to someone regularly during Lent – Jesus through prayer!

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 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.

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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?

Year 6 Debate

Year 6 are currently debating whether children should have longer school holidays, interesting arguments both for and against this topic! Our chairperson is working incredibly hard to lead and take charge of the debate.

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CATS AND DOGS!

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We had to work really hard and find out lots of information. Josh

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This work was lots of fun! Ure

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It was hard to find the information you wanted because there was lots of information on the internet. Eddie

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It was difficult because there was lots to do! Joseph

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It was difficult to find the right website and find the information you wanted. Andrew

 

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I found out about guard dogs. Calum

 

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We found out lots of different things we did not know before. Evie and Cara

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We used the laptops, I found out about cats. I found out about a cat that uses its paws to eat. Claudia

 

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I thought of lots of questions, I found it easy to think of them. Cara

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There were so many nice pictures it was difficult to pick one. Megan

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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

Star of Hope Assembly

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.

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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.

 

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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!

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