Last July, a nine-year-old boy, called Alessandro, suggested the idea of a big celebration of children in the Catholic Church.
“I like it very much,” replied Pope Francis and he decided to make Alessandro’s idea come to life. The first ever ‘World Children’s Day’ took place in Rome on 25th and 26th May 2024.
Although the main event took place in Italy, Pope Francis invited us all to join in with the celebrations, so St. Joseph’s Primary School celebrated ‘World Children’s Day’ on Friday 24th May.
The children arrived at school on Friday, in clothes that expressed them, for a day filled with fun and laughter. Across the day, the children took part in a range of activities from painting and biscuit decorating to ultimate frisbee.
Mrs Evans, Headteacher of St. Joseph’s, said, “It was wonderful to see the children smiling and laughing together without a care in the world.”