Faith in Action
Our Faith in Action group filled 90 backpacks with all sorts of useful educational and fun items donated by St Richard Reynolds pupils and parents as part of the Mary's Meals Backpack project. This far exceeded our target thanks to the genorsity and committment of our community.
Most of the children who benefit from Mary’s Meals and the Backpack Project have suffered war, poverty, famine, or natural disaster. Very often families cannot afford to buy basic things like pencils and copy books, or even suitable clothes for their children to wear to school. And so their children miss out on school and an education. A simple backpack with educational materials can be a lifeline to these children as studies show that an education is the best way a chronically poor child can escape poverty in later life.
Our new Cardinal
22nd February 2014
Archbishop Vincent Nichols, who officially opened St RIchard Reynolds Catholic College last September, was this morning created Cardinal by Pope Francis. He received the ring, scarlet zucchetto and biretta from the Holy Father at the Consistory in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. He has been designated the titular church of St Alphonsus Liguori located on the Via Merulana on the Esquiline Hill of Rome. The church is one of the rare examples of neo-Gothic architecture in Rome. It was built between 1855 and 1859, designed by the Scottish architect George Wigley.
Watch the ceremony HERE.
Reception go to Church
On Wednesday 22nd January Reception children visited to St James Catholic Church, Twickenham as part of their Religious Education lessons. The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit and were very interested in listening to Sister Nano talk about the different features of the church. They were very well behaved and respectful during their visit. A big thank you to our parish priest, Fr Ulick, and Sister Nano for making our Reception children so welcome.
Rugby Sponsorship - WSM Partners LLP
The College is grateful to WSM Partners LLP and specifically Wendy Patterson for agreeing to sponsor the boys' rugby team this year. WSM are providing a new kit so our boys will look the part for fixtures against other schools.
Reception class get festive
20th December 2013
It has been a busy week for our Reception class. They performed a delightful rendition of Born in Bethlehem in their Nativity play. All children had speaking parts and through storytelling and song, they retold the story of Jesus' birth. Christmas lists were written and posted to the North Pole and the children really enjoyed a fabulous Christmas party organised the Friends of St Richard Reynolds at which they were joined by a surprise visitor - Father Christmas! Father Christmas spoke to every child in the class and he was pleased to learn that every single one of them had been a good boy and girl this year and the child thought that Mrs O'Byrne and Miss McEvoy had been good too. So impressed that he gave each child a pre-Christmas gift. Mr Burke joined the party and was rather overwhelmed to see Father Christmas in the school and delighted that he too had been good enough to have an early present. Father Christmas was given a biscuit to give to his reindeers (which he could not bring into school because they were having a rest - its a very busy time for them, you see). Father Christmas enjoyed his visit immensely and wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas.