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Archbishop Temple Celebrate Spirituality Day

NWCR Fundraisers have visited Archbishop Temple school in Preston for their first Spirtuality Day of the school year.

School children from Archbishop Temple

Fundraisers Charlotte and Tim were on hand with various creative activities, aimed to educate the students on cancer. You can hear about the Spirituality Day in the school's own words below. 

On Tuesday 27th November 2018, year 7 enjoyed their first Archbishop Temple Spirituality Day. The day offered pupils the chance, towards the end of their first term at the school, to spend some time with their Head of House and fellow house pupils.

During the day, dressed in their house T-shirts, pupils really began to celebrate their house and its background. Pupils played team-building games and learnt more about each other. Each house designed a banner that they felt represented the strengths and qualities of their own house as well as writing prayers of faith, hope and action for their time at Archbishop Temple School.

Year 7 Spirituality Day is also the official launch of the Archbishop of York Youth Trust Young Leaders Award with year 7. This is a very prestigious award initiated by The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, and Archbishop Temple is one of the first schools in the country where all pupils either have received the award or are working towards it. We were delighted that Elizabeth Howatt, the Youth Trust's lead advisor for the Key Stage 3 award, was able to travel to join us. Elizabeth explained to us all, how to be successful in achieving the award and what is expected of each of us. 

Elizabeth wasn't the only guest speaker to join us. Charlotte Ellwood and Tim Charlton from North West Cancer Research, came into talk to pupils in Winchester and Canterbury House about the valuable work they do. North West Cancer Research is the largest cancer charity in the region and they fund scientist research projects that take place in Lancaster, Bangor and Liverpool. Pupils then got involved with a fun activity creating an edible model of a cell. Cindy Ribchester from Banardos talked to Durham House about volunteering with the charity and about the different types of work the charity do in the community. Anthony Walsh from St Catherine’s Hospice spent some time with York House, talking about how the hospice helps people in the local community affected by serious illness.

Our afternoon worship gave each House an opportunity to share with the year group something of the 'special' time that they had shared together and pupils from York House     re-enacted the parable of the Good Samaritan in an enjoyable drama performance.


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