Lenten Visit To Princethorpe Chapel For St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Pupils

A group of Year 5 and 6 pupils from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Aston-le-Walls, visited Princethorpe College Chapel on Tuesday 27 February in support of their Lenten reflections.

They received a warm welcome from Primary School Liaison Teacher, Cyp Vella, and Chaplaincy Prefect, Luke Dunkley, who explained how the College Chapel formed a focal point for the school and its ethos. College Archivist, Janette Ratcliffe, then gave the pupils an interesting talk on the history of the College and the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel before the children and their teachers got to climb up all 300 plus steps of the steep spiral staircase and take in the wintery views from the top of the Princethorpe Tower.

After a short break the pupils then completed an Art Challenge and then in small groups they were invited to explore the beautiful Chapel. A highlight of this was the chance to visit the magnificent 3-manual Binns organ with Maths teacher and resident College organist, Will Uglow, on hand to explain how it is played.

Chaplaincy Co-ordinator, Mary Benham brought the visit to a close with a Lenten Reflection. The children considered what one small step they would take during Lent and wrote down their thoughts on a paper footstep that they then laid on the pathway in front of the altar cross.