St. Augustine's School has a beautiful Chapel and excellent facilities that it wants to share with other local schools. It offers local primary schools use of these facilities for a day of retreat led by our Religious Studies Department.
The aim of the project is to share our facilities with local schools as best suits their needs. Our beautiful chapel and grounds are ideally suited as a venue for a day of prayer and reflection away from the usual school site.
The immediate beneficiaries are the children but the sharing between schools builds cohesion and benefits the wider community.
The project arose from discussions with local schools as to the most appropriate way to make use of the facilities offered and has been established for five years.
The most critical resource is the time given by the Religious Studies Department to plan and lead the retreat. The Estates and Catering departments are also involved in the running of the day.
No financial contribution is requested.
The assessment is by way of requested feedback to ensure that the day continues to meet the aims of a retreat day for the partnership school.
All Year 6 pupils attend the retreat.
This is an annual activity that is planned to take place for the foreseeable future.