24 November 2014
We had the joy of welcoming back Dan Callow to our school with the support of Yvonne Stanley to lead us in a day of reflection on being 'Called by Name'. This was after all our assemblies on the theme of Vocation and a preparation for the start of the Year of Consecrated Life on the 29th November 2014.
The day started with an assembly on how God calls us by our name and knowing each one of us. We sang the hymn 'You have called us by our name' and learnt a beautiful new hymn 'You Alone' written by Mike Stanley R.I.P.
During the day we enjoyed different activities, signing our names and hymns with Yvonne, Snakes and ladders with Dan, making name bracelets, writing prayers and thinking about the gifts we have been given with our teachers.
A child wrote, "I felt joyful because God knows me by my own name. I felt happy and special inside. I also knew that God was trying to persuade me so I could follow the right path and keep believing in my faith."