Back to the business of being busy

Did everyone have a restful half term break?  I do hope so, because here we go again!

Our spring term 2 session started with an inspirational assembly from CAFOD representatives Isobel and Patrick Flynn, who launched the Big Fish Lenten Campaign.  After a fascinating assembly (I never knew that dredging the bottom of a large fish pond will give you a rich fish manure for your soil!) the children have been encouraged to raise funds for families in need in Zambia.

Big fish at St Peter’s Primary Waterlooville

I am sure that the children of the St Peter’s community will set their energy and prayers towards this project.

Meanwhile, the staff at St Peter’s will be responding to the Bishop Philip’s call to raise funds to sponsor the education of children in our partner Diocese of Bamenda in Cameroon.

In addition to our commitment to alms giving in Lent, we were able to mark the start of Lenten season with an Ash Wednesday service led by Monsignor Jeremy and Father Vitalis.  Information about all of our Lenten work is available on the RE blog.

Meanwhile, the school went costume crazy for World Book Day, with a whole host of literary characters appearing for a day of school and stories.  Even the staff dressed up, but sadly as I was at a conference my Dumbledore outfit will need to stay in the cupboard for another year.  The book theme didn’t end on Thursday though, as Mrs Domblides arranged for an author visit from Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore on Friday afternoon where we had not only our Year 6 pupils but also children from 5 other local primaries.  It was a great event, and a good reward for the Year 6 pupils who have been working hard on practice SATs this week, so thank you to Mrs D for all her hard work and inspiration this week.

Mr R Cunningham




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