On Wednesday the 26th of February, we held a whole school Lent Reflection Day. The day began by discussing the importance of Lent and how Ash Wednesday marks the start of an important time in the Christian calendar.
We attended a special mass at St Mary’s Church led by Father David. He marked our foreheads with a cross of ashes to commemorate the day. As Christians, we used this time to reflect on things we have done wrong so we can be better people in the future.
In class, we looked more deeply in to why we celebrate Lent, discussed how Jesus must have felt in the desert, what he sacrificed and how he found the strength to carry on. We talked about what we could choose to give up or how we could give our time to someone else during the 40 days. We wrote Lenten promises on people and decorated them to look like each of us.
We then looked at the 8 Beatitudes. Each table looked in depth at one Beatitude; we wrote them in their own words and drew a symbol to represent them. To end the day, we read a special Lenten prayer and thought about why we made our promises.