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Mini Vinnies Homeless Sleep Out

On Friday 10th November Mini Vinnie children from St Joachim’s and St Helen’s  slept over at St Helen’s school with staff to raise awareness for World Homeless Awareness Day. On the evening of the sleep over, the children took part in a beautiful prayer service around an outdoor camp fire. They also had soup and […]

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OLOG-The Camping Trip

In the autumn term, year 6 went camping for two days at the St John Bosco Camp in Essex. They went with St Joachim’s pupils in order to develop their scientific and geographical knowledge. For science, the learned about animals and habitats in the UK. They also completed tree surveys where they examined leaves, berries and tree bark.  Meanwhile pupils increased their geographical knowledge by developing their  mapping […]

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OLOG Cultural / Black History

During September both St Helen’s and St Joachim’s have been focusing in on Cultural History or Black History. Within our schools we focused on different inspirational role models, iconic people, inventors and scientists. At the end of our focus weeks we came together to share our learning. On Monday 2nd of October the St Helen’s children […]

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OLOG Science Competition

We are delighted to announce that St Helen’s was awarded our annual ‘Scientists of the Year’ trophy, which was presented to a selected group of pupils. These have been selected by the teachers to present their home learning investigations during an assembly. This was in coalition with the winners of St Joachim’s. The trophy was […]

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Scientist investigate together

On Friday 20th January children from St Joachim’s and St Helen’s met to explore in the “Science Dome”. The children viewed the planets in a “3D film”. This helped them all to learn facts such as the plants’ temperatures and distances from the sun, linking to their science work in school.

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Beginning of School Year Mass

Academy Mass On the 4th September the staff, governors and directors of St Joachim’s and St Helen’s came to together to celebrate mass for the beginning of the new school year. Our Parish Priests, Fr James Mackay and Fr Dan Mason blessed the statues of Our Lady of Grace which now are in each school.

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Our Lady of Grace Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Walsingham

Following St. Joachim’s and St. Helen’s coming together as Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust, a joint pilgrimage was organised to England’s national shrine, Walsingham. On a glorious sunny September day we started our pilgrimage with Mass in the Chapel of Reconciliation with other pilgrims. The St. Helen’s orchestra played and the children sang […]

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