In 1858, Our Lady gave St Bernadette three very clear instructions, “Go and tell the priests…to build a chapel here… and that people should come in procession…”. During May half term, we responded to this call as we journeyed to Lourdes partaking in the Diocesan Pilgrimage 2023.
A group of Sixth Form students and staff travelled to Lourdes via coach with the purpose of serving sick pilgrims. The week consisted of working in the Accueil, a hospital which accommodated 30 pilgrims of a variety of ages with different needs and abilities and escorting pilgrims to Mass and other sacramental services. The staff and students worked incredibly hard serving those in need. They were a real credit to the Diocese and our school community going above and beyond what was expected of them. Their hard work and the sacrifices they made were recognised by the Archbishop as we were asked to plant to Diocesan candle and distribute awards alongside Bishop David. Mrs Hodgkinson was also recognised for her outstanding work receiving the silver award for 5 years of service with the Diocese.
As a Lasallian school, our core values promote inclusivity, respect for all and concern for the poor and social justice. The Lourdes group epitomises what is means to be Lasallian and we are very proud of everything they have achieved.