15 November 2022
Just before, and since, the half term break, students in Years 7 to 11 have spent a day of reflection as a year group at the Wintershall Estate near Bramley, Surrey, led by Woldingham’s Chaplain, Fr Gerry Devlin.
Each year group watched two pieces of biblical drama, which led to thoughtful - and sometimes lively - discussions on topics including how we should open our eyes to the needs of others and serve one another with compassion and love; the challenge to be accepting and forgiving of one another as we all make mistakes in life; how material possessions may hinder us from serving one another; and the importance of resilience.
The students took part in the Way of the Cross in Wintershall’s beautiful and peaceful grounds, reflecting on the day’s journey and everyone’s responsibility to care for our planet. Students then worked with Woldingham’s artist in residence, Eilise Lancaster, to create their part of an artwork which will celebrate Woldingham’s 180th anniversary.
Each day of reflection concluded with the celebration of Mass, with music and readings.