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Pupils make Catholic Education Week a great success

Amanda Connelly

CATHOLIC schools across Scotland joined together in Faith and community to celebrate this year’s Catholic Education Week.

Pupils, staff, parishes and other members of local communities marked the annual event, organised by the Scottish Catholic Education Service (SCES), which notes the work and contribution of Catholic schools in the development and formation of students.

As part of this year’s theme, ‘Developing as a Community of Faith and Learning’, pupils from St Patrick’s Primary School, Dumbarton invited members of the community into the school to work with them, including Canon Conroy and Caritas pupils from Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School, Dumbarton. The children also took part in workshops organised by Stephen Callaghan, from the Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project (AGAP) and Mark Booker from the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF), as well as a coffee morning held for parents and parishioners who were treated to performances by the choir of P7 and P2 pupils.

Teaching staff also organised a ‘Great Staff Bake Off’ (left), with the winning cake won by one lucky pupils following a raffle. A number of pupils represented their school community at parishes across the dioceses as part of Education Sunday, including St Hilary’s Primary, East Kilbride (above left).

St Andrew’s High School in Coatbridge saw pupils turn out in full school uniform to be present at a number of parishes across Motherwell Diocese, including St Stephen’s, Coatbridge; St James the Greater, Coatbridge; Our Lady and St Joseph’s, Glenboig; Corpus Christi, Calderbank; and St Catherine of Siena, Harthill.

Meanwhile pupils in the performing arts department at St Ninian’s High School, EastRenfrewshire, played an active role in the musical liturgy of the Mass. Students played brass, woodwind and string instruments to enhance the music at both the Vigil and 12 o’clock Mass at St Cadoc’s and 12 o’clock Mass at St Joseph’s.

 

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