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Lenten Bootcamp

Lenten Bootcamp


This year during Lent, we will be running a ‘Lenten Bootcamp' for children in Key Stage 2 and the Faith Leaders each Wednesday during Lent from 3:30pm until 4:45pm. 

The aim of the group will be to foster a deeper understanding of the Season of Lent as a time for change, growth and rebirth on our individual faith journeys. 

Lenten Bootcamp will begin on Wednesday 26th February 2020 (Ash Wednesday) with the final Lenten Bootcamp taking place on Wednesday 1st April 2020, the final Wednesday before the Easter Holidays. 

There is no charge for the Bootcamp, but you must secure your child’s place in advance by returning the slip attached to the letter sent home as soon as possible. There are only 20 places available, so places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 


If you have any questions or would like your child to attend but no longer have the reply slip, please feel free to see Miss Armstrong in Year 3 after the half term. 

Lenten Bootcamp 

Week 1


Our first Lenten Bootcamp was a huge success!

We gathered in prayer, before listening to the upcoming Gospel for this week and discussed how God is talking to us through this scripture passage, what His message is and how Jesus grew, changed and transformed during this time in His life, in preparation for His ministry to begin. 


The children were then given the task of using fabric to create banners, representing each of the three temptations Jesus faced in the wilderness. Their creativity and teamwork enabled them to produce some astounding designs, resulting in the three beautiful banners shown below. These banners are now proudly hung in the school hall, so next time you attend a school Mass or Assembly you will be able to admire them with the same pride we have been this week in school. 

Gather Prayer 


Lord our Father, 

As we begin this season of Lent, we are hopeful that our individual journeys in faith will help us to become the best versions of ourselves, guided by your light. 

We ask for guidance as we change, grow and transform, just as Jesus did during those 40 days in the wilderness. 

We ask for strength to help us resist temptation and instead become more deeply connected with your wishes and plans for us. 



The Gospel for Sunday 1st March 2020

Matthew 4:1-11 - Jesus fasts for 40 days in the desert and is tempted by the devil

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’” 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.