Lenten preparations for Easter
Over this last week of term, St Peter’s pupils have marked Jesus’ road to Calvary and Passion. Staged over 3 days, pupils watched 3 Passion Plays depicting the Last Supper (pictured), Judas’ betrayal, and Christ’s Crucifixion. Classes from Years 5 and 6 performed, and we were able to invite families in to watch each Passion Play over the course of the week.
In addition, all the pupils in the school undertook a journey of faith, a walk of witness and a service of penance in preparation for Holy Week and the Easter season. The children followed the Stations of the Cross in locations around the school site, before gathering for a penitential service with the Oaklands lay chaplain Miss Heath and Fr Jeremy from Sacred Heart and St Peter the Apostle.
After two fallow years where our Lenten activities have been interrupted by Covid, it was reassuring to return to tradition, with a range of colleagues devoting great work to make the time significant for the development of pupils’ faith.
Wishing all families a Happy and Holy Easter from the school community of St Peter’s.
Mr R Cunningham