Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer School 2014: St Catherine's Trust

Reminder!

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The St Catherine's Trust Summer School will take place this year from Sunday 27th July to Sunday 3rd August. We cater for children aged 11-18, and charge no fee, though parents and guardians are welcome to make a donation!

It takes place in the Franciscan Retreat Centre at Pantasaph in North Wales, which is near Holywell (Flintshire).

This is a unique opportunity for children to experience something like a Catholic school, for a week. We have lessons in a range of subjects of Catholic interest; we can afford to focus on the more fun things but we also convey a lot of important catechesis, a bit of Latin, and things about art, music, and philosophy which they won't forget.

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We have all sorts of activities, trips to places of local interest (we'll be going to Chester this year, and SS Peter & Paul in New Brighton); we have sewing, football, country walks, a play, and singing. And they get to meet children from all over the country.

And we have High Mass every day, the Rosary, sung Compline, and Benediction a couple of times as well, and we use the lovely Rosary Walk and outside Stations of the Cross that the venue has.

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In all the years I've been doing the Summer School I've never heard a student complain that there was too much liturgy. Perhaps mainstream Catholic schools are missing a trick here.

Download an informative Newsletter from the St Catherine's Trust, which runs the school with the support of the Latin Mass Society. Download an application form; you can even apply online.

St Catherine's Trust is a registered charity (no. 1110417), we have public liability insurance, and the staff are CRB checked. I founded it to run these events in 2004, and I'm the principal organiser. Don't miss these events, your children won't be children forever: make it part of their education.

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