St John Bosco Arts College hold a Feast Day in remembrance of St John Bosco
As a Catholic, Salesian College in Croxteth, we feel it is really important celebrate the life of St John Bosco.
The whole school celebrated the day with a number of events, which all inspired by the of St John Bosco,his work with young people, and his history.
The feast day is a long standing tradition for the school, the only all-girls school in the UK to be attached to the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco.
Jean Jenkins, Subject Leader for Religious Education, has helped organise the day since she started at the school over thirty years ago.
A key aspect of the day was building strong relationships across the school body, with each year group taking part in the different activities. Friendship bracelets were made to symbolise the new bonds and friendships.
Pupils enjoyed making Salesian superheroes, mobile phone cases and sewing. Activities, with a focus on friendship and creativity, were designed to link back to the life of St John Bosco. The girls also made pizzas as a tribute to St John Bosco’s birthplace in Italy.
The day culminated in a whole school mass, and all members of the school came together to worship in celebration of St John Bosco.
Mr Gidman said,
“Our annual Feast Day is always eagerly anticipated by all pupils and staff. It’s a unique opportunity for the entire school to come together in celebration of St John Bosco.
“Taking part in various fun activities on the day was a great opportunity for the girls to get out of the classroom and get together to cement relationships across the school. Our school motto is ‘Serve the Lord with gladness’, and our annual feast day is the perfect opportunity to see this fulfilled”.