On Wednesday, the children in St Teresa’s House took part in a special celebration in honour of their patron saint, St Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata). St Teresa’s feast day was earlier this half term on September 5th.
All of the children wore a yellow item of clothing, as this is their house colour. We held a lovely service on our Lower Site, led by Father Andrew. The theme was, ‘A Life of Devotion, Serving Others.’ Father Andrew talked to us about how each time we help someone poor, hungry or homeless, it is as if we are doing it for Jesus. Ben, Chiara, Eva, George, Jayden and Lucas, our St Teresa Pupil Chaplains and Prayer Leaders retold the life of Mother Teresa and we sang ‘The Servant King’, reminding us how Jesus calls us to serve others.. Then, everyone received a yellow paper heart to write or draw their ideas about how they could be inspired by Mother Teresa. Finally, we sang, ’Shine’, asking God to help us to shine and to send us out to help others.
The celebration ended with a special playtime and delicious yellow St Teresa biscuits, baked by Mrs Ertan and her team. It was wonderful to see all of the St Teresa’s children from Reception to Year 6 playing together in the sunshine and enjoying their treats!