Friday, 24 February 2012


As part of the preparation for the Olympic Games children from all over our diocese have been involved in a Relay of Prayer.  An Olympic Torch (Torch of Prayer) has been making its way round to each school of the diocese.  Each school has been given a country participating in the games.  The children then had to research this country and prepare a presentation. 
As the flame is brought to a school the children then give their presentation to the children of the school receiving the torch and so the journey moves on.

Today was the turn of the two primary schools in our parish St Joseph's and St Marie's.  The torch was brought to St Joseph's by the children of Our Lady and St Paul in Heywood.  From there it was taken to St Marie's School and the children gave a wonderful presentation on their olympic country, Thailand. 

Here are some pictures from to-day's events

Children from St Joseph's prepare to march to St Marie's

Some of the children at St Marie's await the arrival of the torch

Children of St Joseph's give us a falvour of Thai dancing

The Relay of Prayer Team


Sheena Doody said...

The children of our parish certainly did us very proud A special well done to Miss Babbs from St. Joseph and St. Bede who worked so hard to deliver such outstanding school representation. Well Done !

Miss Babbs said...

The children from St. Joseph's, in particular the ambassadors and children in Year 5, worked very hard to put together a fantastic assembly. Thank you to all the staff and children for their hard work, fantastic efforts and support! A huge thank you must also be extended to the staff and children at St. Marie's School, for receiving us so kindly. Well done children, I am so proud of you.