Monday 21st March 2016
Today at Our Lady's we have been learning about the 7 mercies for our termly R.E day. We split into our house groups and each group took part in a different activity relating to one of the 7 divine mercies. Above, is a piece of artwork to represent 'bury the dead' which we linked to the resurrection story.
Some more artwork to represent Jesus' ascension to heaven!
Monday 22nd June 2015
We spent the afternoon in our house groups, going round each class with sessions focusing on Gospel Values. In Class 1, we learnt about Love and Family, in Class 2, we learnt about Service and Faith, in Class 3 we learnt about Justice and Hope and in Class 4, we learn about Truth, Compassion and Forgiveness. We finished the day with Prayer and Liturgy in the hall, and then we invited parents and parishoners for tea and cake after school to tell them what we had been learning. We all had a fantastic afternoon.
7th June 2015 - Confirmation
Bishop Michael confirmed twenty-six young people from the Parish of Sts. Mary and Margaret on Sunday 7th June. It was a wonderful occasion and a great celebration for the whole community.
We regularly use social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, to share our achievements and celebrations with the wider world. We are always excited when we are retweeted by the diocese or other important people! You can learn more about our diocese here.
To mark our Deanery's Vocation focus day, each class made a poster to be displayed in church.
To mark 'The Year for Consecrated Life' we held a Vocations Day in school. The children were put into mixed age house groups and moved around each class over the course of the day, completing activities relating to Vocations. The day ended with a Prayer and Liturgy devoted to service and consecrated life.
On 1st May, we took part in the national RNLI welly day. We raised money for the lifeboats and learned about the vital service in our area.
In the run up to the General Election, children in Key Stage Two spent an afternoon finding out about the political parties who were taking part in the election. The researched and produced posters giving information about each party. They then had to present their findings to staff and try to convivnce them who to vote for. This tied in with our work on British Values, looking at democracy.
6th February 2014 - Unicef Day for Change
We held a toy swap to raise funds and awareness for the UNICEF Day for Change. We researched how UNICEF helps children who live in very difficult circumstances. We said prayers and thanked God for all of the blessings we have in our own lives.
11th December 2014 - Nativity
We held our Nativity, 'Angel Express' in church on 11th December. Our families and parish community joined us. The children sang and performed brilliantly. Well done everyone!
To mark the feast of Christ the King and International Youth Sunday, each class made a poster to display in church.
18th July 2014 - End of term mass
Canon Flannery celebrated mass in school to mark the end of another school year. He presented each of the Year 6's moving on to secondary school with a bible to mark their time at St. Mary's.
As part of our topic in the infants, we were learning about new life and growth. Mrs Rielly brought her chickens in from home. We were all filled with awe and wonder. They were wonderful!
Alice's Escapes was founded in April 2012 by (then) 16 year old Alice Pyne from Ulverston. Alice's vision was to enable every sick child to enjoy a holiday with their family - an escape where they could be looked after from start to finish and simply enjoy being together.
After a five-year battle with cancer, Alice gained her wings early in 2013. Her family and friends, along with invaluable support from the community and local businesses, are committed to ensuring her legacy lives on....
A group of children from our school were invited to visit the Alice's Escapes caravans in July 2014 and prepare them for the families with terminally ill children who would be arriving that weekend. They cleaned the caravans, changed the beds, chose gifts for the families and checked that everything was perfect for their arrival. We worked with Alice's mum Vicky and her sister Milly. It was a very emotional experience but we learnt so much about this fantastic local charity and it made us determined to help them to raise more funds for them.
Our annual Parish Gala took place on 8th June 2014. Lots of football and netball teams from across the Furness area competed. There were a large range of stalls and activities for all the family. We raised over £1600. Well done everyone!
Class 2 re-enacted the story of Moses when learning about it int RE.
5th May 2014 - School Mass
Canon Flannery helped us to celebrate the beginning of the new term with a mass in school. The theme of the mass was Discipleship and we all refelcted on ways that we could be better disciples. We were joined by lots of members of our families and parish community for the celebration.
8th April 2014 - Bring and Buy Sale for Centrepoint
Centrepoint is the UK's leading charity for homeless young people, supporting 16
School Mass 29th January 2014
Canon Flannery celebrated mass in school to mark the beginning of the new term. The theme of the mass was new beginnings and fresh starts. Lots of members of our parish community attended to celebrate with us.
Children in Need 15th November 2015
Our Superhero Day raised £185.60 for the BBC Children in Need. We all had a great time and raised money for a good cause. Well done everyone!