St Joseph’s welcome Easter visitor

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Chester the Donkey and Tim and Georgie Hendy from Wintershall’s ‘The Life of Christ’ production, joined learners and staff from St Joseph’s Specialist School & College to celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus and his disciples into Jerusalem.

The re-enactment took place with Chester leading Learners and staff through the ground of the school as they sang and waved palm fronds in the spring sunshine. Chester is a regular visitor to St Joseph’s at Easter, his visits are always enjoyed by staff and learners alike.

On the last day of the Easter term, everyone at St Joseph’s attended Mass to celebrate the Last Supper and the Crucifixion of Jesus. Staff and learners, dressed in biblical clothing, celebrated the Last Supper, when Jesus shared bread with his Disciples. The journey started in the school hall, then following the solemn beat of a drum, they followed Jesus carrying the cross to the Chapel where the crucifixion took place. When learners return to school and college after the Easter break a joyful resurrection liturgy will take place.

The learners and staff of St. Joseph’s are keen to express their thanks for the continuing support received from the Mr. Hutley, Wintershall’s owner, and his team.

St Joseph’s Specialist School and College is a co-educational residential and day school catering for children between the ages of 5 – 19 with moderate, complex and severe learning difficulties. St Joseph’s has excellent provision for learners, within the above categories, who are on the Autistic Spectrum.

Report and pictures contributed by St Joseph’s Specialist School.