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Giving Alms

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Our donations

As part of our call to Give Alms during Lent the children and their families have donated tins of food and other useful goods for the Good Shepherd Shelter in Wolverhampton. We are amazed at everyone’s generosity – Thank you!

CAFOD Fast Day

Friday, 26 March 2021

Children’s reflections

On Friday 26th March we took part in CAFOD Family Fast Day. The official day was during lock-down, so we decided to make today our CAFOD fast day! Today the children brought in their pennies to donate to CAFOD – Giving Alms and fasted their playtime snack to understand what it feels like to be a little bit hungry for a short time. Well done everyone!

CAFOD’s Water of Life Assembly

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Children in school enjoying the assembly.

On Thursday 28th January during this morning’s online Collective Worship and in school with Key Worker children everyone  took part the CAFOD’s Water of Life Assembly!

CAFOD Collection

Monday, 18 January 2021

Our lovely letter

A big thank you to everyone for their Advent contributions CAFOD sent us a lovely letter and recognition for the £221.72 we raised!

Well done everyone!

Tins for the homeless

Thursday, 10 December 2020

The collection of tins

On Friday 4th December the children brought in tins of food for the Good Shepherd Appeal in Wolverhampton in exchange for wearing their own clothes to school.

The children take great pride in helping the homeless and are always generous with the tins of food they bring in.

We will be contacting the Good Shepherd in Wolverhampton soon and we know that they will be very grateful for all of the food.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day

Friday, 9 October 2020

Supporting CAFOD

On Friday 9th October the children donated money to CAFOD for CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day.

During the day the children ‘fasted’ their playtime snack to help them to understand what it feels like to be hungry for a little while and donated pennies and pounds to CAFOD.

The children also learned even more about the work of CAFOD and why they really need and value our support!

Well done children!

World Book Day

Friday, 6 March 2020

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

On Friday 6th March, we celebrated World Book Day at St. Chad’s.  As part of our alms-giving for Lent, the children and staff gave a donation to Father Hudson’s Good Shepherd Appeal, in exchange for being able to come to school dressed as their favourite book character.

Our celebration of reading began at our usual Friday morning praise assembly.  Some of the teachers acted out the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’,  the children and parents seemed to enjoy their performance!

After assembly the children completed World Book Day related activities in their classrooms.  They also had to listen out for bells throughout the day, which was a signal for them to ‘DEAR’ (drop everything and read).

At the end of the day the children were all given their World Book Day vouchers, which we hope they will enjoy spending on a new book.

Christmas Coffee Morning

Friday, 13 December 2019

Year 1 singing

Thank you to all those who joined us for our Christmas Coffee Morning on Friday 13th December.  Each class performed a Christmas song and poem before singing a traditional Christmas Carol, which helped to remind us all about the true meaning of Christmas.

The hall was full of parents and grandparents watching their children perform and enjoying a hot drink and a mince pie.  It was a lovely morning and helped get everyone in the festive spirit.

Year 3 performing

All donations for the refreshments and the raffle ticket sales will go to Childline.





Childline Visitor

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Our visitor from Childline showing the children the ‘Childline Wiggle’

On Tuesday 3rd December we had a visit from Childline.  The children worked with a volunteer from Childline, they talked about different issues that children face and what to do if they needed any help or advice.  The children all learnt the ‘Childline Wiggle’ to help them remember the Childline phone number 0800 11 11.

We will donating the money raised at the Reception, Y1 and Y2 Nativity play to Childline this year.


Black Country Food Bank Collection

Friday, 18 October 2019
Donations Going to the Food Bank

           Harvest Donations

Volunteers from the Black Country Food Bank came and collected all the donations from our Harvest. They were extremely pleased with the amount of food donated. They will let us know how many kilograms we collected when it is weighed. They took this back to their base in Brierley Hill where it will be distributed to families in need.