St Theresa of Lisieux Remembered

We celebrated the Feast Day of our Patron Saint, St Theresa of Lisieux, on Thursday 5th October, marking the occasion with a series of events and activities. All pupils were asked to complete five challenges - 'High Five for St Theresa' - including being sponsored to do five jobs at home, which raised £623; filling a match box with five pence pieces; spending five minutes writing to someone special; praying in the Chapel each day for five days; and spending five minutes in silence reflecting on our lives. After Mass on Thursday, the pupils were treated to a chocolate bar (not standard biscuit break fare!), which was of course greeted with shrieks of delight!

The dress code for our Boarders' Feast Day Dinner was 'smart' and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to wear their best clothes and enjoy a superb three course meal. After offering a prayer to St Theresa, the children dined on smoked salmon and prawns with dill and lime alioli; chicken en croûte with scalloped potatoes, honey roasted carrots and beetroot; with salted caramel chocolate pots to finish.

It was a wonderful day when the children were reminded of St Theresa's example to 'do the little things well'.