St John Bosco Arts College welcomes Mother Yvonne for special visit.


As the only Salesian Sister school in the UK, we were honoured to welcome Yvonne, Superior General of the Salesian Sisters during her tour of the GBR Province.

Mother Yvonne started her visit in Glasgow and visited all of the Sisters’ communities during her week-long stay in the UK.

On her arrival, Mother Yvonne was greeted by the school’s samba band before meeting headteacher Darren Gidman.

This was followed by a staff welcome, Morning Prayer and tour of the school with Mr Gidman, Sr. Connie Cameron Provincial of the GBR Province, Deputy Head Girl Annie Edgar and Salesian ambassador Katie Frear.

Mother Yvonne spoke to students during lesson time and then gave a speech during two assemblies, while some of our talented students took part in readings and hymns.

The school band and Choir entertained Mother Yvonne and special guests during the assembly before a special presentation took place in the afternoon.

Mr Gidman, says: “It was an honour to welcome Mother Yvonne to St John Bosco and introduce her to our Salesian school community. The staff, students and special guests relished the opportunity to meet her and were left feeling inspired after her speech. It was a fantastic experience that the whole school will remember.”