At St Antony's Primary School, we are privileged to have such a special bond with St Thomas of Canterbury, our school parish.
From class visits to regular celebrations in the church, we work as a community to nurture the spiritual lives of our children.
It is a priority as a Catholic school to foster an understanding of the faith, which is why we teach our children how to worship in a formal setting from a young age.
All classes from year 1-6 take it in turns to attend a weekly Mass where they recognise the importance of respect and reverence and what is expected of them in a church setting. We encourage the children to take part in singing, prayer and communion when they join us in celebration.
During Advent we hold our Advent service and during Lent we also hold a whole school Mass.
We often visit the church to learn more about the Stations of the Cross or to help our children prepare for celebrations. Our year 6 children lead us in a beautiful Mass at the end of the school year and our year 3 children lead Mass once all have received their first Holy Communion.
This year we enjoyed our music concert at the church and look forward to many more celebrations in our wonderful Church.