Year 7 have recently focused on Advent within their RE classes by preparing for their Advent Liturgies, a celebration that was carried out with families on the 5th and 6th December. This, over recent years, has become a tradition at St Augustine’s and this year’s services lived up to the joyful occasions experienced by our students in years gone by. Within classes students looked at the Jesse Tree and how this helps us to understand the anticipation of the coming of the Messiah felt by the Jewish people whose story is told throughout the Old Testament.
Each class took certain key figures from the Old Testament and prepared readings linked to their stories and decorations for the Jesse tree. It was wonderful to see the Year 7s leading their families in preparing themselves for Christmas and this event also provided parents of Year 7 students with the opportunity to meet each other and some of the RE teachers from St Augustine’s. We would like to say thank you to all the students and their families who took part in this service.