Catholic Life at St Edmund's Catholic School
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind".
Here at St Edmund's, we strive to foster a loving and safe environment for all students. Basing our daily lives around the Gospel values of Faith, Service, Courage, Justice, Love and Hope. At St Edmund's we acknowledge that this must be driven from the heart of the school. Guided by the staff, the students anchor their own spiritual development not only for themselves but for everyone within this Catholic Christian Community.
There are many ways to engage with the Faith and Service Pillar of our school:
Youth Outreach Team (YOT)
The Youth Outreach Team was originally created as an enrichment group, with students of all ages and backgrounds are given an opportunity to help the local community. Realising by enriching the community in which they live they are in turn enriching their own lives.
Following Pope Francis' declaration that "Charity is the 'soul' of the Churches mission", the students are given a leadership role within the student body, allowing the whole student community to commit to acts of charity.
Students have facilitated activities to support the local community through:
- Working with the local parishes within Dover, Deal and Folkestone to produce Christmas Hamper's for the elderly and isolated.
- Raised awareness of homelessness in Dover, by collecting and donating warm clothing (such as hats, gloves and scarfs) to those who are without shelter.
- Donated food, DVD's and games to the local night shelter.