Year 6 Romero Crosses

In Year 6, at St Peter’s, we have been learning about Archbishop Oscar Romero. He worked in El Salvador. He spoke out against poverty and social injustice in the country. He spoke up for people who were getting no help or who could not speak up for themselves. He told the world about the terrible things that were happening in the country. He even went to Rome to tell the Pope.

In his sermon on 23 March 1980, Romero ordered the army to stop killing people: “In the name of God, and in the name of this suffering people whose cries rise to heaven more loudly each day, I beg you, I implore you, I order you, in the name of God, stop the repression!” The next day, a shot killed Romero as he said Mass. A UN report later found that Major Roberto D’Aubuisson, had ordered Romero’s death. Thousands came to the funeral.

The Year 6 children created their Romero crosses thinking about their life at St Peter’s, their new secondary school, their families and the church community.

Each cross is unique to the child who created it.

These crosses will be a gift to St Peter’s, from the Year 6 children, as a way of giving thanks for all they have learnt, while being pupils there.

The crosses will be blessed at the Year 6 Leavers Mass and will then be distributed among the classes at St Peter’s, for them to use in their class worship and liturgies.

“Walking hand in hand with God to make our world a better place”

Here are just a  small sample of the amazing crosses the children made.  Each one has been  carefully and thoughtfully crafted. 

Thank you Year 6, what a wonderful gift to our school…we will cherish them!


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