RE Enrichment

Jewish Synagogue Museum

The staff and pupils had a really enjoyable day visiting Manchester Jewish Synagogue Museum.

The pupils began their day with activities in the Museum itself. Pupils had worksheets and went around in groups finding out information about the history of Jews in the Manchester area. The museum us fully interactive with touch screen technology, cinema room and headsets for the pupils to experience and better appreciate the Jewish history in Manchester. The next activity was film making. Each group was given a Ipad and given the task of making a film about the Synagogue. Pupils really enjoyed this and some of the films are shared by clicking the link below. After lunch pupils were allowed to dress up using prayer objects and pass around a variety of Jewish artefacts. Some even had a go at blowing the Shofar. (Rams horn) Mrs Bretherton was particularly good. The day ended with pupils baking their own Challah bread to take home. We thank the Museum staff for their hospitality and allowing us to better understand what it means to be Jewish in in Britain today.

Animate Centre

Tuesday 14th November year 11 went on a day retreat to the Animate centre in St Helens. We were welcomed by Father Simon and Lauren and the team. Year 11 made and broke bread. We learnt about being part of God’s family and how important inter faith is. We also found our own moral compass with different scenarios. We finished with discovering new things about ourselves and what the future holds. The day was a lot of fun and very rewarding.


Friday 19th May saw some of the chaplaincy crew get on the coach to make the Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Two pick ups later Salford and Oldham we were on the way. It was a long journey but very pleasant. We arrived at Walsingham and then the pilgrimage really started. We had a walk along the procession route and wrote prayers of intention and put them in the box in the beautiful slipper chapel, we then visited the shrine and had some down time. The coach picked us up to take us to Wells on Sea for a fish and chip tea. Tea was followed by a short coastal walk before getting the coach back for prayers in the chapel. At 9:pm we all gathered around for the torchlight procession around Walsingham. This lasted for around an hour.

Lights went out about Midnight however the talk went on for a couple of hours more.

Saturday was very busy – Breakfast, packing, free time around Walsingham and then the youth reconciliation service, before gathering in the square for the Pilgrimage to the shrine led by the youth of Salford Diocese (us) we then had lunch singing and dancing before the main mass in front of over 500 people with some of the chaplaincy crew reading. It was a wonderful experience and every one was buzzing as they got on the coach to make the long Journey home Tired but happy.