We began this term by thinking about who is St John and how can we live like our patron saint. Clearly surviving being plunged into a vat of boiling oil was not an option but learning to see with different eyes is definitely possible. St John’s gospel, which is generally regarded as later than Mark, Matthew or Luke, includes material which is not found in other gospels, particularly the “I am” verses and the washing of the feet at the Last Supper. The pupils at St John’s considered how the practice of washing feet has changed from being outside of the Mass, to being included in the Maundy Thursday service and how Pope Francis showed it is an inclusive act for all (not just Christian men) as we are all disciples.
Each child from Y1-6 made a feather to respond to what they had learnt about St John and these make up the soaring wings of our eagle in the hall. Each one is unique and important but it is through working together that we can reach new heights.