Children in years 1 & 2 had a brilliant day at Corfe Castle, showing and expanding their learning about castles. They travelled to and from Corfe Castle by steam train from Swanage. A big thank you to Swanage Railway who provided free travel for children and adults.
We celebrated the Platinum Jubilee with a range of activities in school with all the children wearing patriotic red, white and blue!
Congratulations to the members of the school choir who sang at the Arts Choir Spring Concert last Saturday. A delightful evening with beautiful singing was enjoyed by all. Well done and thank you Mr Fawcett.
Palm Sunday – 10th April – processions before Mass starting from outside the church. Mass at 9am.
Holy Thursday – 14th April – 7pm
Good Friday – 15th April – 1pm
Holy Saturday – 16th April – 11.00 am Swieconka (Polish food Blessing – see below for more details)
Easter Vigil – Wool – 8.30pm
Easter Sunday – 17th April – 11am
Food Blessing Święconka
Holy Saturday, 16th April @ 11am
Please bring baskets filled with Easter food and chocolates.
We bring eggs (hardboiled and decorated) as a symbol of new life; bread as a symbol of the body of Christ; salt and pepper to add to our other Easter food and any other food you would like to be blessed.
We hope to see you there!
At St Mary’s in Swanage, we have been a drop off point for donations of clothes, food, nappies, tents, blankets etc. to send to support our brothers and sisters in Ukraine. Both the school and wider community have been incredibly generous to the point where we had to temporarily stop any more items being left!
The children in years 5 and 6 had lots of questions about the conflict in Ukraine and after some interesting and heartfelt discussion they have written some prayers for peace. We made them into two prayer trees; one of which went to the ecumenical World Day of prayer service and then to our friends at the local Parish church for their Sunday services and the other to Father Tim to share with the Parish at St Edward’s. They include some truly insightful messages that show their compassion, humility and sense of justice for the people of our world.
On Friday 11 March we joined schools across the country in walking to end hunger with CAFOD. We added 277km to the CAFOD total by walking round a cold, damp school perimeter (the field was sodden!).
Many thanks for the generous donations to Swanage Foodbank (they were thrilled) and CAFOD’s Lent Appeal (£55). Despite the miserable weather on Friday, we managed to walk 277km; this has been added to the CAFOD tally towards their efforts to walk 40,000km against hunger.