Banbury pupils celebrate their unity with other schools

Students from Catholic primary schools in North Oxfordshire came together at Blessed George Napier School on June 26 for a partnership day. NNL-150807-165512001
Students from Catholic primary schools in North Oxfordshire came together at Blessed George Napier School on June 26 for a partnership day. NNL-150807-165512001

Year Five pupils from schools across north Oxfordshire joined together at Banbury’s Blessed George Napier RC School for a day of friendship, fun and faith.

As a result of Catholic partnership in the north of the county, students from St Joseph’s and St John’s in Banbury, St Mary’s in Bicester and the Holy Trinity Catholic School in Chipping Norton met each other on June 26 while acclimatising themselves in a secondary school environment.

During the day most of the children were given the task of decorating one of the Apostles using a range of media including photos, handprints, junk modelling and wool.

Other pupils produced IT, drama and music for the afternoon service.

Clare Smith, headteacher at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Edmunds Road, said: “The Partnership Day was a huge success and exceeded our expectations - it was a wonderful celebration of apostleship in action!

During the mass, led by Fr Bill Wilton of St Joseph’s Catholic Church, the children presented the 12 completed disciples, which will be distributed around the schools and parishes of North Oxfordshire.

Ms Smith added that it is hoped the partnership day will be an annual event.