Year 5’s trip to Westminster Cathedral for the CCS Christmas Liturgy
Every year we send our Year 5 children to the Catholic Children’s Society Christmas Liturgy. Actors present the Christmas story and children make up a tableau in front of then altar. There is also a real sheep and donkey that make their way along the nave of the Cathedral during the presentation. Year 6 children attend the Good Shepherd Mass at the end of the Year.
The School Crib is a focus point for the community as we preparation for Christmas. It is put up at the beginning of Advent and all are invited to visit the Crib and prayer to the baby Jesus.
On the last day of the Autumn term the whole School gather together to reflect on the advent wreath and the meaning of each symbol: the three purple candles, the pink candle and the evergreen circle. An image is displayed on the overhead projector for each of the 5 candles as they are lit in turn by staff. The community listens to readings and reflections presented by the children. We all meditate with singing and moments of stillness.