Serving the Community
At St Margaret Mary we encourage a truly hands on experience to faith driven by our children. There are regular meetings with the chaplaincy team regarding the liturgical calendar and fundraising ideas; furthermore, these children give up their own time to man the chapel at break time for special events - be this the Rosary in May or quiet reflection in Lent.
Service to those in need is embedded within our school. We have a whole school approach to charity - this includes each year group being allocated a Corporal Work of Mercy. Our children respond regularly to the needs of others outside the school community - they have worked tirelessly with groups such as the SVP and the KSC as well as visiting local care homes and the hospice.
Other deeds have seen our children visit and tend local cemeteries, working ecumenically and cleaning other denominational churches; their most recent venture is setting up a dementia café within the parish. The children spend time learning about different causes and the need to respond positively in assemblies, RE lessons and in class.
Furthermore, our children have been enthusiastically involved in, among other things, CAFOD’s Give It Up! Campaign, Water Aid Appeal, Operation Christmas Child and The Race for Life. Our sense of service and dedication to charity is driven by the command given by Jesus, “Love one another as I have loved you.” The motto of our children is “Ubi Caritas”, which translated means "Where charity is true, God is there."