The school would have celebrated St Martin’s Day in church. This year it was very different. The school community came together for a virtual collective worship. We reflected on the story of St Martin whose values of service, compassion, justice and perseverance are important to us. We are proud to have the image of St Martin as the logo emblazoned on the pocket of our school blazer.
While Martin was a soldier in the Roman army and stationed in Gaul, he experienced a vision, which became the most repeated story about his life. One day as he was approaching the gates of the city of Amiens, he met a scantily clad beggar. He impulsively cut his military cloak in half to share with the man.
Our School Prayer
Almighty and everlasting Father,
hear the prayers of this School,
founded by the church in the Fields
in the name of Thy servant Martin.
We praise Thee for all the opportunities
given to us in it, for both work and play.
We thank Thee for the wisdom of men and women
who have guided us since our foundation.
We pray for those who govern us now,
and for those who teach and for those who learn,
and for all those who serve our needs.
Help each one of us to be like St Martin, and serve Thee
by giving ourselves in service to our fellow men,
So that we too come to find the joy and riches
that do not pass away.