‘It was great to explore my relationship with God in a fun and active way.’ This is a quote from one of our Year 7 students who participated in our recent ‘Exploring Christianity Retreat’, led by our Chaplain, Revd Dr Birkinshaw. Thirty six students headed out on Friday morning for an overnight retreat to the YHA in Edale for two days of activities, group work and new experiences. The feedback from students was overwhelmingly positive: ‘Really enjoyable – lots of fun’, ‘I learnt a lot’, ‘Our Exploring Christianity sessions were great and were able to connect us with Jesus’, ‘It challenged me and now I’ve tried something new that I love.’ Sarah Bradley, the Youth and Children’s Minister from Holy Trinity Platt, led our ‘Exploring Christianity’ sessions which enabled students to explore their understanding of God and their Christian faith, and the YHA provided physical and teamwork tasks in the form of high ropes, canoeing and climbing. The retreat finished with a challenging walk from Edale to Castleton…and ice cream at the local shops provided a well-earned reward! Thank you to everyone who participated, and to our staff for volunteering their time.
More pictures can be found on the Chaplaincy page of the school website.
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