Whole School Retreat Friday 11th December
On Friday, we had a wonderful retreat day which focussed on the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem and the birth of the baby Jesus.
We began by looking at the Annunciation and how Mary felt when she was chosen to be the mother of Jesus. Mary was just an ordinary girl who loved God and that is why she was chosen.
The children then gained an understanding of how difficult it was for Mary when she travelled to Bethlehem from Nazareth, which was over 90 miles away. Joseph wanted to make sure that Mary had a safe place to have the baby Jesus, eventually found a stable, not a palace for a King.
We produced some fantastic artwork and spent time reflecting on the Nativity and the importance of Jesus in our lives.