Yesterday I visited our High School - St Gabriel's to meet with the head teacher Mr Smith and some of the other local priests and the newly appointed lay chaplain.
We discussed how we can help and encourage our students in the faith particularly in the transition from Primary School to High School.
We also visited some of the Year Seven Classes. It was good to see some of the children we had know at primary school settling into life at St Gabriel's and even more touching that they recognised us too!!!
As we looked around the school we noticed the many improvements that have taken place over the summer providing an even better learning atmosphere for our students.
Parents of children currently at the two primary schools in our parish I encourage you to send your children to St Gabriel's when they come to leave Primary School. You and they will not be disappointed. As Catholics we need to value and support our Catholic Education System and to support our local schools.
Take a look at the website of the school: www.st-gabriels.org.uk