Chaplaincy Primary School Retreats

Partner: St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School, Burgess Hill, Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Burgess Hill
Partner type: Maintained School
Project category: Academic

The retreats give children an opportunity to explore aspects of their faith in a creative, thought provoking way. Children spend time reflecting and in Chapel thinking about forgiveness, courage, individuality & mercy in an accessible way using films, songs and art. All go home with artwork, worksheets and a souvenir.

Aims of the project

For children to explore their faith in a thought-provoking and enjoyable way. 

Background and goals

The project was the idea of the Lay Chaplain at Mayfield School, Pia Cronin.  This is the 2nd year of running Primary School retreats.



I.T is used though not critical. Uses school facilities, Chapel, Concert Hall, dining rooms, Hub (cafe for refreshments).  Uses teaching and non teaching staff.  No financial contribution.

Pupil involvement

The Lay Chaplain from Mayfield School runs the retreats.  Staff at Mayfield support with escorting, catering and arrangements. Pupils at Mayfield also help with escorting participants. Participants are from Year 6 (10/11).

Frequency and duration

Day long events for primary schools, annually.