Spring has Sprung!

Posted: 19th April 2018

April blossoms.

‘The flowers appear on the earth.

The season of glad songs has come,

the cooing of the turtledove is heard in our land.

The fig tree is forming its first figs

And the blossoming vines give out their fragrance.’

(The Song of Songs, Chapter 2, v 12 – 13a)

As our Summer Term begins, it can’t be guaranteed that the rains are over and gone but, after a winter of snow and ice, spring is definitely making its presence felt, as can be seen in the grounds of St Augustine’s Priory.  The daffodils may be on their way out now but we are rejoicing in the blue skies, the blossoms and all our newly planted trees – with even a class or two being taken in the outdoors.

The sheep are sheltering from the sun in the hedges, camouflage so effective that they don’t show up against their background!  But the chickens are strutting their stuff in the sunshine and the micro pigs are enjoying basking in the warmth, their tails wagging as they come to say hello to visitors. (Never fear, mud and shelter are available to protect the pigs’ sensitive skin).

 

On Wednesday our two beginning of term Masses were held with Fr Derek from Our Lady of Lourdes, Acton, celebrating Mass for the Seniors and Juniors.  With local council elections taking place in the next few weeks, we are also looking forward to our School Official elections – candidates for posts, among them Head Girl, Deputy Head Girls, House Captains and Prefects, are busy honing their hustings skills.

The Summer Term is up and running!

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