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23rd May 2016

Students, staff and local primary school children celebrated in the sunshine this week, as they enjoyed St Brendan’s Day. 

Ice cream being served!

Ice cream being served!

The day began with local students from St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School, St Bernadette’s Catholic Secondary School, St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, St Pius X Catholic Primary School, St Nicholas of Tolentine RC Primary School and Holy Cross RC Primary School reflecting on St Brendan and his teaching. Brendan was known as “the Navigator” and was thought of as the greatest traveller; his journey and visions continue to inspire our College ethos today.

The feast day also incorporated the Good Samaritan Awards; a ceremony which recognises the selflessness and acts of kindness of many of the students at St Brendan’s. The young visitors and staff heard about many acts of inspirational kindness, including fundraising, volunteering, compassion and determination during challenging circumstances.

Winner of the 2015/16 Good Samaritan Award was 16 year old Rhiannon Deamer. Rhiannon has spent her first year at St Brendan’s sharing her passion for Teenage Cancer Trust, and has inspired many of us to donate and help raise money for the very valuable charity. You can read more about Rhiannon’s story here. (HYPERLINK)

Following the reflection and awards, the primary school children joined staff and students in enjoying ice creams in the sunshine! As a part of the celebration, local company Tarrs Ltd provided the Sixth Form College with a selection of their award-winning ice cream. Students were able to make a donation for their free treat; with a total of £180 being collected for Teenage Cancer Trust.

A big well done to all Good Samaritan nominees and thanks to everyone who joined the celebrations and enjoyed at ice cream – the day was hugely inspirational.