JP2 Award Success for Year 13 Students

A large number of Year 13 students were recently awarded with the prestigious JP2 award. The ceremony, held at the Hilton hotel in Gateshead, saw 41 students presented with the gold award by the Catholic Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, Bishop Stephen Wright. This recognised two years of service in their local parishes, communities as well as throughout the school.

This is a wonderful achievement for the students and the school. On their two year journey they have given up their time and taken part in projects such as Laudato Si, a project exploring ways to protect the planet from climate change and environmental issues. They have also supported the local Gateshead food bank by collecting and making food hampers, which helped to achieve the Cafod young leaders award. Within school they have volunteered every morning before school providing breakfast for younger pupils, and have supported in their parishes through reading at Mass, meeting and greeting on Sunday mornings in church, cleaning and tidying the church and delivering church newsletters to the elderly.

School Chaplain, Mrs Proctor, reflected upon this:

“As their chaplain, being able to call out each one of their names as part of the ceremony was one of the highlights of my job as we are so proud of all that they have given in service of those in need. They are such great ambassadors for both our school and young people of the church”.