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Spirituality Week

Creating a culture of Spirituality is vital to the ethos and mission of our school.

Having a Spirituality Week in one way we focus upon our spirituality within St John XXIII. This allows us to nurture the spirituality of all who are involved in ways that sometimes we simply cannot explain, but can feel through us. 

We explore our Spirituality through Poetry, Music, Story, Prayer, Silence, Dance, Creativity and Art. 


This Spirituality week we are also celebrating Earth Day! We attended Mass for Earth Day, dressed in blue and green and had activities all day related to caring for the Earth. 


What do we do during Spirituality Week? 


Laudato Si' Care For Creation

We learnt about Pope Francis' Encyclical  Laudato Si' and what this means for us and what our role in response to this could be. 

Each Key Stage worked on one aspect of the Enclyclical and took part in a variety of activities that explored our ideas on how we can Care for Creation and the world around us. 

In Key Stage 1 classes walked to The Phoenix Farm in White City to see the beauty of the world around us. We planted some seeds and also helped to water all the beautiful plants, vegetables and fruit that were growing! 





Prayer Stations

We took time out to visit Prayer Stations where we could deepen our prayer with God and reflect on those we believe need our prayers at this time. 



Live Simply

As our School continues our application for the CAFOD Live Simply Award, during this Spirituality Week also in response to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si' to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us" we looked at how we can work as a school to live: 

  • simply
  • in solidarity with people in poverty
  • sustainably with creation.

Earth Day

We celebrated Earth Day during Spirituality Week to compliment our Live Simply award application and our reflections of Caring for Creation. 

To see the activities we did on this day, follow this link: