St. Peter’s, Year 7

On Monday 19th November to Thursday 22nd, we welcomed Year 7 pupils from St Peter’s, Orrell for day retreats surrounding the theme of “One Body”. The pupils were led in various activities to help understand what they have to offer to their year 7 school community, what important aspects their faith community consists of, as […]

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St. Mary’s, Crosby, Year 11

It was great to catch up with Year 11 pupils from St Mary’s Crosby, who worked with last year, earlier this term; focusing on the idea of choices as they come to the end of their time at Secondary School. The day offered a real chance to reflect and understand what each of us can […]

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De la Salle, Year 7

This week, Animate welcomed Year 7 pupils from De La Salle to Lowe House to explore the ideas surrounding an ‘inclusive community’, one of the Lassalian principles. Pupils worked with all members of the team in both the Parish Hall and the Café over the last four days, to discover what it means to be […]

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St. John Fisher, Year 7

Throughout September, we worked with year 7 pupils from St John Fisher in Wigan for a day focused on their school motto, “Hold Fast to that Which is Good.” The days involved a number of activities, including games that looked at how the young people respect each other and what they say, how we can […]

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St. Gregory’s, Year 7

Animate welcomed St Gregory’s pupils from Year 7 into Lowe House this week, to focus on what it means to be part of one community and ‘one body’. Throughout the day Year 7 were introduced to various activities focusing on the four core values of the school: Respect, Belonging, Fellowship and Faith. The week ended […]

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All Hallows, Year 7

This week, Animate welcomed Year 7 pupils from All Hallows who joined us over the course of three days; looking at the theme of ‘let your light shine’ from Matthew’s Gospel. The main focus of the morning session was split into four workshops focusing on: teamwork activities, self-worth, circle time with their form tutors and […]

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St. Mary’s, Crosby, Year 7

We recently welcomed year 7 pupils from St Mary’s College in Crosby for a day that focused around the idea of “New Beginnings”, and was based on the scripture “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.See, I am doing a new thing!” (Isaiah 43:18-19) The day involved a number of games and […]

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Bellerive, Year 7

On the 24th and 25th of September, we visited Bellerive FCJ in Liverpool to explore the theme of “New Beginnings”with year 7. We focused on the scripture “For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10) The […]

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Hope Academy Year 7

This week, Animate welcomed all Year 7 pupils from Hope Academy who joined us for day retreats, which were spread across four days. Based on the theme of ‘Let your shine’ from Matthew’s Gospel, the pupils were encouraged to consider how the gifts and talents they had been given could positively impact the people around […]

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Cardinal Heenan, Year 8

Over the course of our last week of working with schools, we were visited by year 8 from Cardinal Heenan. The theme for their retreats was ‘Being Resilient’. This was chosen to help the young people learn how to deal and learn from difficult situations. Throughout the retreat days, the young people had to put […]

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