The Feast of St Thomas More
This week we celebrated the Feast Day of our patron, St Thomas More. We were fortunate enough to have the Soli Team for a retreat day which ended with the celebration of mass. St Thomas More continue to inspire us, his faith in God allowed him to stay true to his beliefs and we must never forget that through prayer we can get strength to deal with the most challenging of situations.
Our school ran a mock EU referendum and invited an MEP in to speak to our students, Sion Simon MEP, which was a very interesting experience, I am delighted that our students are so politically active; democracy enables us all to have a say in our future and nearly all of our students see this as an opportunity for social justice; to help those who are less fortunate within our society, Our school voted to stay in the EU, but it was a close result. Walsall by contrast is an area which voted to leave much more conclusively. Above all we respect the right of each person to vote, we also recognise the sacrifice of those who fought and died for working class votes; the Chartists and those who fought and died for women’s votes, the Suffragettes. We pray for all our leaders to rule with compassion and humanity.
Next week we have a two day school inspection run from the diocese. We are so proud of our students and our school, we are looking forward to showing another team of inspectors that we are at ‘good’ or better. The inspection will focus on Catholic life and all the ways in which we reflect and celebrate our faith. I will let you know the result as soon as I am allowed to. Please pray for our school.
Dr Hatfield, Headteacher