The feast of St John Bosco is celebrated each year by the Liverpool school of the same name – and 2017 has been no different. The Catholic Salesian College in Croxteth marked St John Bosco's feast on 31 January with a special event involving the whole school and aimed at celebrating his life and work with young people.
Friendship and creativity were the main themes and each year group took part in different activities geared towards building strong relationships across the school body – such as making friendship bracelets, sewing, trying out circus skills, creating Salesian superheroes, and dance and drama. Year 11 students were tasked with designing Prom tickets, while sixth-form students took part in dementia awareness workshops and hand massage sessions.
The day culminated in a Mass at what is the only all-girls school in the UK attached to the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco. Head teacher Darren Gidman said: "It's a unique opportunity for the entire school to come together in celebration of our namesake. Taking part in various fun activities on the day was a great opportunity for the girls to get out of the classroom and come together to cement relationships across the school."