OAKS Inset Day - Friday 23rd November

School will be closed to ALL students on Friday 23rd November.

Romero House Mass at St Chads

On Tuesday 24th March, 10 Year 9 students from Romero House and myself went to St Chad's Cathedral to commemorate the thirty-fifth anniversary of Archbishop Oscar Romero's death. The day was to remember the work that Archbishop Oscar Romero did with the poor and suffering in El Salvador throughout his life until his assassination. When we got there, CAFOD staff gave us a talk about Romero and his time as Archbishop. They explained how poverty was dominating most of El Salvador and set us a challenge to do a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style presentation, imagining we were people in El Salvador asking a panel of judges for money to fund our project. Our project was to start a fish farm and the students argued their case so persuasively that we were offered 50% of our bid immediately! The activity made us realise the suffering the people go through every day and inspired us to continue to seek to help those in need. After lunch, we attended Mass within the Cathedral, to give thanks for Romero's life and prayed to God to help those who are still suffering from injustice and poverty around the world. Ciaran Flynn made us all proud by altar serving. 

I would like to stress how impressed I was with the students who were fabulous ambassadors for our school and it was an absolute joy to spend the day with them, so a big thank you to Keely, Melanie, Hannah, Jamila, Gregory, John, Gabriel, Alexander, Matthew and Ciaran. Thank you to Mr Flood for attending Mass and Mr Nolan for taking us.

Mrs McGinley
Head of Romero House

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