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FLAME 2019!

On Saturday the 2nd of March, St Simon Stock staff and students attended Flame 2019, the biggest Christian Youth Event in the UK. This year’s theme was ‘Significance’, which explored the meaning and value in our lives. It encouraged the young people to explore and develop their faith in a thriving atmosphere of over 8, 000 young Christians. Without a doubt, this experience was

 

one both staff and students will not

forget. Almost an experience challenging to express. Students were asked to think about their own significance and to stop comparing themselves to others, as we so often do. To ‘Stay in your lane’, and keep our focus on Jesus.

Jerome year 12:

 

Flame 2019 offered a fresh perspective for young people in a world where it is easy to feel constrained to measure self-esteem in Twitter and Instagram “likes”, responses to Facebook status updates, and Snapchat conversations. This event helped to challenge the ‘but me’ thinking of our generation, enabling young people to ‘find themselves’ through looking towards others. With speakers like Guvna B and Archbishop Eamon Martin expressing their journey to faith, it was easy to find relatable stories to help make sense of our own experiences and understanding. “Even without the religious element there was some amazing messages which are applicable to everyone”

Mollie Year 12:

“There was a sense of community”  that welcomed all who attended, there was music that made us all jump out of our seats and there was a drama performance that made us put our hands on our hearts. We laughed, we sang and we danced the day away. Guest speakers from across the world travelled to preach to us and people travelled from across the country to hear them. The community is vast and we came across people that we knew and have known since childhood.

 

It was a truly unique day trip and even we were surprised at our experience. We highly recommend that anyone who can, should attend the Flame event for many years to come.

Miss J Duffy, Mollie McGill and Jerome Harrison

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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