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Distance Learning Update 2

Message from Mr Ryder Dear Pupils and parents/carers, I hope you are all keeping safe and that you have adjusted well to this new way of life. I would firstly like to say well done to the majority of pupils who have been really responsible and have been working incredibly hard in their studies. Some of the work I have seen has been of a very high standard and I know this is the case for many other teachers as well. Producing quality work now will help you [...]

St George’s Day thought

Thought for St George's Day from Chaplain Mrs Donnellan From St Paul’s Letter to the Romans: ‘If God is for us, who can be against us? Certainly not God, who did not even keep back his own Son, but offered him for us all! He gave us his Son—will he not also freely give us all things? Who, then, will condemn them? Not Christ Jesus, who died, or rather, who was raised to life and is at the right side of God, pleading with him for us!’ St George is [...]

Prayer for the summer term

Prayer for the summer term Eastertide 2020. Compassionate God, you gave new life to Jesus at Easter grant that we may also rise again beyond this time of suffering. Remind us that You are always present whenever we seek You. Thank You for walking alongside us even in our most difficult days. Hold our loved ones ever close to you and welcome those who have died into you healing presence. As we begin this new term inspire us to fully embrace our studies, and to be open to your Holy [...]

How the virus stole Easter

How the Virus Stole Easter By Kristi Bothur 😊 Twas late in ‘19 when the virus began, Bringing chaos and fear to all people, each land. People were sick, hospitals full, Doctors overwhelmed, no one in school. As winter gave way to the promise of spring, The virus raged on, touching peasant and king. People hid in their homes from the enemy unseen. They YouTubed and Zoomed, social-distanced, and cleaned. April approached and churches were closed. “There won’t be an Easter,” the world supposed. “There won’t be church services, and [...]

Holy Week

From our chaplain Mrs Donnellan: Today is the first day of the Easter Tridumm - the most important days of the year for the Church. It is going to be very different not going to Services and Masses over the next few days. Luckily there are loads of online resources. Head over to easterjourney2020.wordpress.com/2020/04/08/maundy-thursday/ for a blog written by a fellow Chaplain. The Archdiocese of Liverpool has some lovely resources www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/holy-week that can be downloaded. If you would like to watch live streams of services head to www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/mass-live-stream.html Holy Thursday [...]

Fisher make Face Shields for the NHS

St John Fisher pupils, the children of key workers, have made face shields for the NHS. The pupils played their part as a batch of 100 face shields were delivered to Wigan Hospital this week. Technology Technician Silvia Gonzalez and Senior Science Technician Sue Evans came up with the idea. “We got the template from YouTube,” said Silvia “The masks were laser cut on the laser cutter in the technology department. “The materials used were 0.5 -0.8mm polypropylene, something alot of suppliers are running out of rapidly so I am [...]

Drama stars!

Well done to all those who have sent in their completed drama work over the past 2 weeks. We have received some outstanding research projects, revision resources and performance projects. Remember, if you have chosen to do some of the practical tasks, send your drama teacher a short e-mail outlining what you have been up to. Any issues with the drama work set, you can contact us on DistListDeptDrama@sjf.wigan.sch.uk We love to see the creativity flourish in our school. You are the Fisher Factor! Happy Easter, stay safe, stay creative [...]

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