Hurst Green pupils celebrate St Francis of Assisi

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HODDER House, the pre-prep school at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall at Hurst Green, celebrated the feast day of their patron saint St Francis of Assisi by finding out about his special friends – animals.

All the children brought in a toy animal and were set a task to discover facts about whichever animal they chose. The children loved sharing the animal facts they had learnt, discovering, for example, that hippos can open their mouths really wide and have their babies under water, and bears are omnivores.

Fr Peter Wilcox, the school’s chaplain, visited to tell the children about St Francis of Assisi and the children learnt St Francis’ famous prayer, “Make me a channel of your peace”.

After a special lunch the children completed their celebrations with a cake!