Crackley's Classrooms Are Alive With Saints

If you trod the corridors of Crackley Hall on Tuesday 6 November and listened carefully at the door of any classroom you would have been treated to the sound of a Saint recounting their life's work and good deeds. For that day was no ordinary one; as Crackley Hall RE Co-ordinator, Susanne Jackson-Mayne, and Princethorpe College's Joint Head of Drama, Aileen Cefaliello, had hatched a clever plan to inspire and delight the junior school’s pupils.

To help bring RE lessons to life six Princethorpe Year 10 Drama pupils took on a very special role, they each played a different saint and shared the story of their vocations. Dressed in costume they visited the classrooms in turn bringing vividly to life their saint’s spiritual journeys. Their super saintly performances were packed to the brim with detail, they handled tricky questions well, whilst sharing their knowledge and wisdom.

It was a very special morning for everyone, the children were clearly inspired by the saints walking amongst them, and they all developed their knowledge of St Joseph, St Therese of Liseux, St Francis, Mother Teresa, St Peter and St Oscar Romero.

Huge thanks to the drama pupils for their excellent research and incredible performances: Mary Lomas as St Therese of Lisieux, Lauren Taylor as St Joseph, Greg Burford as St Oscar Romero, Fern Boston as St Peter, Carys Burchell as Mother Teresa and last but by no means least, Jenny Brown as St Francis.