Work Hard, Play Hard - and Pray Hard!

The youngest children at St. Joseph's Harrogate will model themselves on their patron saint and prepare to work hard, play hard and pray hard, as they welcome Bishop Marcus to open and bless their school’s new outdoor learning experience.

Photos: Children - and class mascot, Pete the Cat - enjoying the new facilities. 

The Early Years Foundation Stage / Key Stage 1 outdoor has been developed to increase the opportunities for children in Reception and Year one to make excellent progress in their learning in a variety of ways and environments.  The school’s patron saint is Saint Joseph the Worker, whose attributes are a carpenter's tools and the infant Jesus; symbols of hard work, and of children being the whole purpose of the school’s mission.  
The new area will be officially blessed and opened by Bishop Marcus at 10.15 am on Thursday 24 November 2016.  The Bishop will lead a prayer service in school to which all parents and parishioners are invited. 
Head of School at St. Joseph’s, Rachel Rouse, said: ‘This is wonderful event bringing our whole school and parish community together. This has been a major undertaking for the school and has really improved and developed the outdoor learning experience for all the children in this age-group.’ 


Work Hard, Play Hard - and Pray Hard! [DIOCESEOFLEEDS.ORG.UK]