I can hardly believe we are almost half way through our first half-term. Time is really going too fast!

We have had an amazing start to the new year - but in the last couple of weeks we have appointed our Head Boy and Head Girl from Year 6 (Dominic and Olivia) and also a Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl (Thomas and Hermione) who we are so proud of, and know that they will represent Our Lady's with pride. They have already led our Welcome Assembly this year and presented our new Reception class with medals and certificates to show them they belong to the special community here at Our Lady of the Assumption.

It has been a real week of 'welcomes' as we have also welcomed our 'Pilgrim Statue' this week. This was a beautiful statue of the Sacred Heart which had been sent by Bishop Michael to every school in the Diocese of Lancaster. The newly appointed Head Boy and Girl from St Kentigern's Primary School arrived on Monday morning to bring the statue to us and throughout the week each class has come to pray with the statue and have also produced some beautiful work reflecting on the love of Jesus. Some of the pictures have been collated in a special book which was passed on to St Cuthberts on Friday with the statue - but we still have some pictures in school for you to see! On Friday Fr Jim came across to school to lead us in a lovely liturgy so the whole school could say goodbye to this special 'visitor' during this Year of Mercy.

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Authormelanie Haggerty