At Notre Dame we really value events that take place where the whole community come together. It is a real sight to see our Cathedral full to bursting as we celebrate our whole school mass at the start of the academic year. This event provides a real talking point for those we pass on the walk to the Cathedral as it is not often that anybody sees 1400 young people taking part in such an act of Christian witness.
Another very special event in our school calendar is the Sponsored Walk which raises about £16,000 for a wide range of charities. It provides a really good opportunity to celebrate the mission and ethos of the school and is supported by assemblies that enable all of us to reflect on the bigger picture and the needs of others. The money raised gets presented, to a wide range of invited guests, at our Christmas celebration when we celebrate together and finish the term in a reflective way on the real importance of Christmas in the Christian calendar.