Pupils receive chaplaincy training

Groups of Year 5 chaplaincy students from St George’s, St Joseph’s, St Mary’s and St Alban’s Catholic Voluntary Academies in Derby came together for a day of training.

The day, held at St Mary’s parish hall in Derby, was led by Jamie Agius, Trust Lead Lay Chaplain. Students looked at creating a chaplaincy development plan for their schools and received training around taking on more leadership roles as they move into Year 6.

The day finished with a commissioning ceremony led by Fr Philip in the amazing church of St Mary’s in Derby, where each student received a letter of commission.
Jamie said: “The students were brilliant and brought a superb level of energy and enthusiasm to the day. I wish them well as they move into Year 6.”