As a school, we have decided that we would like each class to have a patron saint. As Catholics saints are role models for us and inspire us to live a life of holiness and give us the strength to be what God created us to be.
Selecting our Class Saints
As a school, we wanted our Saints to reflect the diverse nature of our community – in gender and ethnicity. It was important to us that they were relatable to young children, so we deliberately included many modern Saints, who demonstrate ways of dealing with very current challenges, such as modern slavery and homelessness. We wanted to make the children realize that Sainthood extends beyond the traditional Saints that they may already know. As our topic curriculum is designed with each class focusing on a different continent, we have decided that the saint for each class will come from the continent they are studying.
As with every aspect of our school life, we want our pupils voices to be heard. So although the staff have chosen a selection of Saints the children will ultimately choose their class Saint.
Each class will take inspiration from their saint, learn about their life throughout the year, celebrate their feast day and talk to them in prayer.
Our Journey begins…
Summer Term 2 2021
The children are tasked with choosing the Saint for their current class. Over the Summer half term holiday, the children will research the saint they want to represent their year group and present a persuasive argument on why their chosen Saint is a good role model for us to live out the mission of our school ‘Living, loving, learning through Christ’. We have gathered a collection of saints for the children to learn about and they will choose their favourite.