St Bernard’s, Westcliff, celebrate their Centenary

Head teacher Pat Barron signs a card, encouraged by volunteer Irene Scannell

St Bernard’s High School, Westcliff, held a community day as part of it’s centenary celebrations and invited it’s three chosen charities to have a stall, CAFOD being one of them.

Year 7s show they are the Great Generation


It was a lovely day, with music, singing and dancing plus a performance by the dance group that performed at the Hyde Park Vigil which was part of the Papal visit.

Sixth Formers, Jenny and Riahle, ran a Fairtrade stall

CAFOD Volunteer, Irene Scannell and Joanna Jarvis Diocesan Manager, were made very welcome by Deputy Head, Carmel Allen who organised the day. They sold resources and continued to gather signatures for the ACT ON POVERTY campaign which is well on it’s way to reaching 20,000 signatures before the 10th October.

John Honeyands, Head of RE, added his signature to one of the large cards and now hopes to get all year groups to show their support by signing a card during their RE lessons.

Head of RE, John Honeyands, with Joanna

Joanna said

“it was a great celebration of school life and I was really impressed by the year 7 students who told me how busy they were collecting money for Harvest Fast Day in their ‘Have a Heart’ envelopes – they were so enthusiastic and supportive”

Father Whisstock, Parish Priest for Our Lady of Help and Christians & St Helens with Irene

Year 7 students Act on Poverty

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