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We offer numerous opportunities for leadership and participation in the Catholic life of the school.

Students lead the prayer life of the school. This includes daily collective worship, regular mass, working with our parishes and St Mary’s Cathedral to celebrate our faith enjoying spiritual reflection.

We run a vibrant retreat programme. Further opportunities for reflection, prayer and Faith in Action are organised regularly, including youth camps, youth festivals and visits to Holy Island. Each summer students undertake a pilgrimage to Lourdes and senior students are regularly helpers on the St Vincent de Paul camps on Holy Island.

Volunteering opportunities are also enjoyed with numerous students helping others as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award, John Paul II Award and their participation in the National Citizenship Service scheme

Our House structure (Aidan, Bede, Hild and Oswald) provides extensive opportunities for our students to lead others, through being House Captain or Form Captain as well as many other opportunities for taking the lead.

The core value of respect for others is not only evident in the work our students do in the community but also in their fundraising and almsgiving.