St. Mary’s, Crosby, Year 9

On the 14th March, approaching the 2nd week of Lent, we welcomed Year 9s from St Mary’s to Lowe House. The theme of our time together was ‘Social Justice’ and we put emphasis on speaking in great depths about the current refugee crisis that the world is facing. Our day offered plenty of time for games, group […]

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Cardinal Newman, Year 8

On Monday 11th March, the team welcomed 10 young people from year 8 at Cardinal Newman in Warrington for their retreat day.   As it was the beginning of Lent, the theme of the day was ‘forgiveness’, paying particular attention to Luke’s gospel where Jesus says “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not […]

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Altbridge

On Monday 11th March, the team welcomed years 7, 8 and 9 for a trip to Lowe House for their annual retreat focusing on the theme of gifts and talents. Pupils engaged in various activities which allowed us to bring out the theme and help the young people recognise the value that they have and how each and […]

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St. Mary’s, Crosby, Year 8

On Tuesday 12th February we welcomed year 8 pupils from St Mary’s College, Crosby to Lowe House for a retreat day based on prayer.  Throughout the day the young people explored what prayer is and the different ways in which we can pray, using various workshops to discover which form of prayer they would prefer to […]

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St. Mary’s, Year 10

We were recently joined by year 10 pupils from St Mary’s Crosby to explore the theme of reconciliation, focusing on Ephesians 4:32. The day started with activities that looked out how we can sometimes create more problems for ourselves and cause things to spiral out of control, as well as how things can start to […]

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St. Edmund Arrowsmith, Year 8

We recently welcomed year 8 pupils from St Edmund Arrowsmith in Whiston to Lowe House for a day retreat based around Advent and justice, focusing on Isaiah 9:2 (“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.”).   The first part of […]

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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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