Year 7 visits to Beauvale Priory

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On January 7th 2015 Saint John Houghton will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the School. We are busy planning a series of events throughout 2015 to celebrate our history and our future. In order to prepare for these celebrations we are bringing all our Year 7 students to Beauvale Priory to learn about the history of Saint John Houghton and Saint Robert Lawrence. We are very grateful for the support of Ann and Tony Whyte who have so generously given their time to ensure our students learn about our Saints.

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We Will Remember Them

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On Remembrance Sunday morning, Mr Wain and Mr Riley took a group of students to the Remembrance Day parade on Ilkeston market place.  It was a lovely event and a great time to reflect and pay tribute to those who have died whilst fighting for our country. The sun shone down on those who marched and attended and the service was very moving.  There were many students representing Saint  John Houghton and they were a credit to the school.  Some students were in school uniform and others were taking part in the march in their own uniform.  Anny Riley from Year 7 and Fiona Murphy from St. Thomas School laid a wreath of poppies on behalf of the schools.  Well done to all who took part.

On Tuesday I accompanied Merrin Shelton, Luke Moore, Amelia Hurst and Joe Biles attended the short service led by the British Legion. It was a very moving ceremony and one that we were privileged to attend.

Act of Worship on Tuesday was led by Mr McNally who shared his experiences of the recent trip to the Battlefields. The two minute silence was impeccably observed by the whole of the school community.

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