Catholic Life of the School
The Catholic life of St. Edmund's school is rich in opportunities for children to encounter God. Our Catholic faith is central to the day to day life of our school, and pupils are encouraged to put their faith into practice in their own lives.
We understand that through prayer, children deepen their relationship with Him as a loving, compassionate Father. There are several opportunities for children to experience different ways of praying throughout their school day. Children pray formally, informally, through liturgies and assemblies. We have a rich liturgical life which can take place in the classroom, in the school hall, in our school prayer garden or Church. The children regularly prepare and participate in masses in small groups and as year groups.
Children's faith journey and understanding of their current Religious Education unit can be seen around the school. Each classroom has a prayer table, with the appropriate liturgical colours, which also displays items personal to the members of that class. RE displays demonstrate children's knowledge and contain key vocabulary to aid teaching and learning that half term. Each year group has its own Saint, which they learn about at the start of each academic year. They learn about the importance of their Saints life and mission and have a special celebration on their feast day. This overall exposure to the Catholic faith helps to develop a strong religious foundation which children need as they get older and continue to understand the world around.