On Monday, Year Four were blessed with a wonderful, sunny day when they visited the beautiful St Mary's Cathedral to see the cathedral's Door of Mercy. The cathedral, which is the mother church of our Hexham and Newcastle diocese, was built in the 1840's and designed by the architect, August Welby Pugin, famous for his work on the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. The children really enjoyed identifying the different parts of the cathedral such as the Steps of Sanctuary, seeing the artwork depicting the Stations of the Cross and even got the opportunity to sit in the Bishop's Seat!
As part of our Mission Week, Year Four joined the rest of the school on a pilgrimage to Chase Park in Whickham. Once we arrived, we took part in a class activity, reflecting upon how we can follow in Jesus' footsteps through our words and actions in our everyday life in order to grow closer to God. Although it was a beautiful sunny day, it was bitterly cold which helped us to reflect upon the reasons why we were doing it as well as the sacrifices Jesus made for us.