Prescot pupils support Synod Sunday

'Take Good News out into world'

From foodbanks to footprints, children from Our Lady’s Catholic Primary, Prescot helped to make Synod
Sunday a memorable occasion in two local parishes.

The Year 4 pupils created paper footprints which they used as a symbolic decoration in both parish
churches that have links to the school – Our Lady Immaculate and St Joseph’s, and Our Lady Help of Christians.
They placed the footprints in a path leading up to the altar and then back towards the exit – representing
the experience of receiving God’s word and then taking the Good News out into the world.

Families of pupils donated food, meanwhile, to the foodbanks on display in each church, and Our Lady's head teacher Haydn Boyle explained: ‘It was the children’s idea to arrange the food in the shape of the cross. We sent out photos of their efforts to all of our parents on the Friday before Synod Sunday to encourage more families to attend their parish Masses.’