A very full week of Faith and Challenges!
Our theme was ‘Who am I?’ and we engaged with this through a number of activities; in a practical way through various outdoor pursuits, and also through the challenge of prayer, reflection and a focus on our faith as young Catholics in the world.
There were many highlights in the week, including: a day-long trek to Croxteth village taking in the old Abbey ruins for lunch and celebrating Mass on Red Wednesday evening, joining Catholic churches all over the world using red lights in church to remember persecuted Christians. In addition an overheard conversation on the coach home, “You know, I’ve made loads of new friends this week!”
We would like to thank the parents and carers who paid for their children to attend the retreat and for the staff who gave up a week of their time to be away from their families while caring for our students and for the fantastic Alton Castle Youth Team who gave of themselves so openly to Year 8; sharing their time, energy and most importantly, their faith, with our young people. Also for year 8 themselves, for being such great ambassadors for our school and really embracing everything the week offered. Thank you!!