All members of our school community are on a faith journey together. Guided by our Mission Statement, we seek to:-
Know - strive to learn more about God, the world he created for us and our role in caring for it.
Love - learn to grow in love for Jesus and for one another.
Serve - work to notice the needs of those around us - both in our school and in our wider community and work together to serve and be the face of Jesus for each other.
The St. Richard's Way:-
Inspired by the active way in which St. Richard lived to serve his diocese with kind acts, at St. Richard's Catholic Primary School, we try to live out the gospel values that we learn about. Our school family is committed to showing the love of Christ to others through serving each other, our school and our wider community. Some of the ways that we try to do this are:-
Minni- Vinnies - Our children work alongside the St. Vincent De Paul Society in trying to be active in our faith and show love and support to others where it is needed in an active way.
Altar Serving - Our year 5 and 6 children support our parish on a daily basis by giving up their lunch times to altar-serve at the parish Mass.
Supporting and raising money for various charities - Our children and families are very active in supporting different charities. Mary's Meals, Cafod, Stone-pillow, Chestnut tree House and the Snow-drop trust are just some of the many charities that our children work to support in many different ways. Sponsored sports, cake sales, non-uniform days, sponsored hair-cuts and choosing to go without Christmas gifts are just some of the ways that the children themselves have chosen to live out their mission statement - To Know, To Love, To Serve.
Sharing our Gifts - St. Richard's children are always looking for ways to share their God-given gifts with others. Children spend time reading to each other - older children reading to younger classes, inviting family and grand-parents in to read together, singing for others - in concerts and visits to the elderly, praying for others and the world - in weekly prayer request assemblies, each class tries to choose a special way to serve the community each year.