Many of our readers will be aware of the new secondary school which is opening in Harpenden this week. They have been on quite a journey, beginning their first school term in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hertfordshire. This week they are relocating to the finished gym in their new school premises (which still looks like a building site), in order to continue their first term of education.
We held our breath through the summer whilst awaiting news of whether Step could offer pastoral support and lesson input within the fresh new school structure. We met several of the students-to-be at their primary Step Up Days in June and July, and also know that some of them have attended an after-school drop-in club at St Helen’s, Wheathampstead.
Well ladies and gents, I am delighted to let you know that we have six Year 7 lessons booked for each week, beginning 7th & 21st October and also 11th November, when we will be teaching the Who is Jesus sessions. We are also exploring opportunities to support the school in a more pastoral sense, by running a weekly course or sessions. So please do support us in prayer for these activities and new relationships within the school.
We as ever are so aware and thankful for the blessing of our great relationship with all the local schools. Many of the teachers at Katherine Warington have met Step in the schools they previously worked in, so it has felt easy and comfortable making connections inside the new school.