On Monday 8th July, Tom Shannon, the Lead Lay Chaplain for the St Thomas Aquinas CMAT, spent the morning working with the new ‘Mission team’. The Mission team will work with the new school chaplains, Mr Agius and Mrs Anderson, and will go out into the community, to places
Rehearsing in the chapel
The first run through
The narrators run through the script
In rehearsals - The Last Supper
Last Friday a small number of students got the chance to perform a piece of drama called 'Born for this'. It is a dramatic interpretation of the Stations of the Cross set to music
‘The first time we went to the food bank we didn’t know what to expect but it didn’t take long to get to know the other volunteers and get involved. We were always met in a positive way and were put to work straight away. We were asked to help
On Ash Wednesday every student and member of staff at De Lisle had the opportunity to receive ashes to mark the start of lent.
We were led in a liturgy by Dr Pye with bidding prayers read by students. It gave us all the opportunity to reflect on how we
On Tuesday 28th January, 28 students from the De Lisle Mission team and 12 key stage 4 dancers went to celebrate the feast day of our Trust, St Thomas Aquinas.
We were one of 22 schools and were really proud to be one of the four secondary schools. The theme
MacMillan cake sale
On Tuesday 21st January, a few members of the year 8 mission team, supported by the 6th form Charity prefects, held a cake sale to raise funds for Macmillan cancer trust. This was part of the Macmillan coffee mornings that are held around the country.
We had piles
On the last full day at the Briars most of us were awake at 7.30. I went to Briars morning prayer in the chapel followed by our lovely breakfast. We had our normal game outside in the courtyard followed by some work based on CAFOD and their approaches to dealing
On Wednesday morning I couldn't believe my eyes, the sunrise was beautiful. Later on that morning we had morning prayer arranged by one of the small groups which focused on the story of Moses parting the Red Sea.
After morning prayer we took part in the the official Briars Olympics
Over the last few days we have been having loads of fun, activities and adventures.
On Tuesday morning we all woke up from our nice relaxing sleep and went downstairs for breakfast. There were 8 different types of cereals, porridge, toast and boiled eggs.
After breakfast we played a game
After having left school around 4.00 yesterday, we arrived just before supper. To say the students were excited would be an understatement. After finding their rooms, meeting the team, eating hot dogs and chips and finishing with evening prayer, you would think they'd be ready for bed. Not so much.
This Remembrance Day, De Lisle college celebrated and commemorated the lives of those who fought for our country. Each year group engaged in a short but moving act of worship where we learnt about the pivotal battles of World War 2. The section on D day was particularly effective and