Academy Motto Competition Winners

A big well-done to the 482 pupils from across our existing Academy Schools and additional Schools currently going through the conversion process who entered the ‘Design a new MAC Motto Competition! There was a wonderful and diverse range of ideas shared and it was very difficult to choose entries to go through to the next round of the judgement process! All 482 pupils will each receive an Easter Egg as a reward for entering!

A very special well-done to the 12 pupils who have been selected to go through to the next round as a result of their thought provoking and inspiring mottos! I am sure you will all agree that the ‘mottos’ chosen are a wonderful reflection of what we are trying to achieve in our Academy! Each of the 12 pupils will now receive a £50 prize of their choosing in conjunction with their Headteacher.

The Academy Headteacher

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Facing the Cross with Courage and Love

Facing the Cross with Courage and Love

As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the Twelve disciples aside by
themselves, and said to them on the way, “Behold, we are going up to
Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and
the scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and hand him over to the
Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified, and he will be raised on
the third day.” Matthew 20:17–19

What a conversation that must have been! As Jesus was traveling to
Jerusalem with the Twelve just prior to the first Holy Week, Jesus spoke
openly and clearly about what would be waiting for Him in Jerusalem.
Imagine what the disciples would have thought. In many ways, it would
have been too much for them to comprehend at the time. In many ways, the
disciples probably

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Easter Message from Mr Crehan

Dear members of our community,

I hope this message finds you filled with the great joy and optimism that comes with the Spring.

Well-done to all of the children who have entered our 'MAC Motto Competition'! A high volume of participants so far and there is still time for more entries before the closing deadline of 21st April!

Our ‘Walk with Me’ Lenten Reflection encourages us to look forward to Easter Sunday with great anticipation and joy.

GK Chesterton said ‘Joy is the gigantic secret of the Christian life’. Easter Sunday is the day the Lord has made. Let us be glad and rejoice in it and spread this infectious joy generously and lavishly. Let us bear in mind the wisdom of St Francis of Assisi: ‘Let the brothers ever avoid appearing gloomy, sad and clouded, like the hypocrites; but let one ever be found joyous in the Lord, happy,

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