At the end of a wet week in September, 60 pupils from across our Schools gathered at the Youth Village, County Durham for HeartFest 5. Focusing on the theme of Cor Unum, our young people took part in a wide range of creative workshops and prayer experiences led by the retreat team at the Youth Village including nature walks, dance and a Biblical themed escape room!

HeartFest Prayer Focus

Our time away concluded with a very moving liturgy hosted by Sacred Heart High School in Fenham and we were delighted to be joined by Sacred Heart Sisters, and Governors and Senior staff from the schools.

HeartFest Group Photo

The pupils themselves captured the essence of these wonderful days when asked, “What did you learn at HeartFest?”

“How all of our schools are alike, and we are all part of a big community”

“What Cor Unum means and how Sacred Heart is a special community”

“No matter what you do, God will be there for you.”

HeartFest Firepit

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