The team have recently began working with year 5 and year 6 pupils from Primary Schools around the Archdiocese, both in school and at Lowe House.
We have the Life and Soul Cafe here at Lowe House where our Day Retreats are held.
As a team, we will plan and prepare the Day Retreat on a variety of different themes, but mostly a theme of Transition for year 6's.
A typical Day Retreat will begin with a few games and icebreakers for the young people to get to know each other and the members of the Animate team they are working with.
These feed into an explanation on the theme of the Day Retreat and how it will be explored throughout the day.
The main part of the day includes a variety of activities from watching film clips, making and creating items using arts and crafts, creating drama sketches, interactive quizzes, and activities that encourage the young people to work together and appreciate the gifts of the other members of their groups.
The day is always concluded with a time of prayer appropriate to the age of the group.
In our Life and Soul Cafe, we can work with up to 40 young people comfortably in the space.
However if your group is larger than 40 young people, we have access to the Parish Hall belonging to St. Mary's, Lowe House, which can hold up to 60 young people at a time.
We can also come into school for a Mission Day where we work with the pupils in the main hall and their classrooms.
If this is something that you would like to happen for your year 5 and 6 pupils, please get in touch with Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01744 740 460