Catholic Life of the School
At St.Richard`s we pride ourselves on supporting and promoting the Catholic Life of our school and providing the highest level of care and guidance whilst supporting the spiritual and moral development of our pupils.
Here you can find all the ways in which our pupils and staff contribute to and benefit from the Catholic life at St. Richard`s.
For information about our Religious Education program please visit our Key Information-Curriculum tab.
CAFOD Live Simply Award
Catholic Social Teaching
Catholic Social Teaching is based on the belief that God has a plan for creation, a plan to build his kingdom of peace, love and justice. It holds that God has a special plan for every single one of us, whoever we are. Our part in this plan isn’t just limited to things ‘spiritual’, or times when we do “religious things.” It involves every aspect of our lives, from the things we pray about, to how we live as a responsible global citizen. Our part in this story is a kind-of vocation for the common good, a call to treat everyone as our brothers and sisters. It is something that we all share.
The Catholic Church has seven principles of social teaching that we share with our children through all that we do, through the curriculum, special events and activity and through our ordinary actions in school.
Stocks Hall Nursing Home
We visited Stocks Hall Nursing Home to celebrate the platinum Jubilee. A group of representatives from each class sang and chatted with residents and our Mini Vinnies kindly prepared an afternoon tea to share.
Mary`s Meals Fundraiser
Thank you very much for your generous donations as part of our Mary’s Meals fundraiser. With the money raised we have been able to purchase a cooking pot and stove set. Each stove can cook up to 300 meals each school day- that’s a lot of life changing nutrition!
The children made joke books to send to the children at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. These joke books were a great way to cheer up other children during their time of need.
Whole School Community Gift Day
Thank you to all for another fantastic response to our Community Gift Day. You have made some families in our area so happy.
A huge ‘Thank You’ to our SVP friends who attended our assembly and will now be busy making up hampers to distribute.
A very Merry Christmas to you all.
Staff Star Trekk Walk for the Queens Court Hospice
Year 4 Sharing their Loving topic during Rejoice
Our Advent Displays
Christmas Brass Show for the Community
Year 4 played their trumpets and cornets and showed off their very impressive talent in our Christmas Brass Show. Well done!
Early Years roleplay the Nativity Story
Our children shared a beautiful and respectful assembly to remember all those people who lost their lives during war and conflict.
CAFOD REFUGEE WALK
Each of us walked 2 miles today to raise awareness of the work Cafod are doing to help refugees. Our total of 498 miles will be added to Cafod’s totaliser.
Well done to all of our children, from Wraparound through to Year 6.
Corporal Works of Mercy – Feed the hungry, clothe the naked
KS1 and Lower KS2 collected food and clothes which were gratefully received by our friends at SVP.
Year 5 and 6 Served the community at a fabulous tea/coffee afternoon. Our grandparents and local elderly residents thoroughly enjoyed being served.
Year 5 and Year 6 presented another wonderful Harvest Assembly. Our friends from SVP shared our morning and were extremely grateful to receive the food hampers which were distributed to the local community.
Children in Need
We would like to thank everyone for their very generous effort in supporting the above cause. You raised over £240. Once again, thank you for your generosity.
Cafod World Gifts
Our CAFOD event raised over £300. This money will be used to help our neighbours in the global world through World Gifts. This year the children have chosen a variety of gifts including a Donkey that delivers, Chirpy Chickens, healthy Mum and baby, Goat that gives as well as a number of other items, showing their love and wishes for peace and joy for others. Watch out for confirmation certificates in school.
Click on the link below to find out how you can continue to make a difference to communities in developing countries.