Spirit of Catholic Education Award 2021
We are delighted to have been awarded the Spirit of Catholic Education Award 2021. The College received this award for developing student awareness and empathy for the elderly in our local community, as well as our students’ determination to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul to provide for families and vulnerable people in the North Belfast area.
Year 13 students had the chance to work with the elderly and those with dementia in Newington Day Centre. They liaised with the Activities Director and developed an Arts and Crafts programme. They created jewellery, Christmas decorations and mosaic art as well as running a quiz and a sing-song. Before Christmas the students then fundraised for the Saint Vincent de Paul on whom many of the elderly depend. The boys created a video assembly for the whole school to advertise and promote our “Put the Money in the Box” campaign.
All these activities have developed the ethos of the College as a ‘Living Community’ of faith and service. It has enhanced their spirit of charity by practical outreach to the vulnerable and developed local partnerships. Many congratulations to all involved! Gloria ab Intus!