Children from year 3,4 and 5 attended the London Chess
Classic Tournament and came in first place! 8 children also
took home individual medals for being the top performers in
their age group. Over 20 Schools from all over London
attended the tournament. As part of the event, the children
were coached by former British Chess Champion and Grand
Master Chris Ward.
On Friday 15th of November the Mini Vinnies children from St
Joachim’s and St Helen’s slept over at St Helen’s
school with staff to raise awareness for World Homeless
Awareness Day. The children were able take part in a mini
liturgy and make prayer cards before sleeping in the school
Earlier this year, the film crew from CaFE (Catholic Faith
Exploration) visited St Helen’s to find out how we help
the children to understand the Pope Francis’ new act of
mercy; Care for our Common Home.
During our non-fiction focus weeks there were many
opportunities for reading. Peer reading with older children,
reading to younger children is always really popular, as you
can see in our photos, there is great joy and focus from all
The week started in the chapel, and the procession with the
Blessed Sacrament back to St Helen’s. Throughout the week
children, parents and staff have had the opportunity to pray
before the Blessed Sacrament and light candles.