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.
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.
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.