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Last week, Year 5 embarked on a 2 day retreat at Emmaus Youth Village. The theme of the retreat was ‘Lost and Found’. During our time there, we explored the gifts and talents that God gave each one of us and how we could use them for good in the world around us. When we arrived, we met the amazing youth team who would lead us throughout our stay. They played lots of games with us and also lead us in times of reflection. We also enjoyed a variety of activities including craft, a scavenger hunt and a walk in the beautiful surrounding area. The team helped us to explore key principles of Catholic social teaching.

We shared our time there with children from another school,. The children behaved really well and mixed together during free time. We enjoyed staying in the lodges – even when we had to tidy our rooms and strip our beds!

One of the highlights of the visit was the final showcase and celebration. The children worked in their groups to create a drama based on moments of hope.