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Friday, 16 March 2018 15:18

Lent retreat at Sacred Heart RC Primary



Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB has been leading Lent retreats for the pupils of Sacred Heart RC Primary, Battersea, and the children have really enjoyed the experience. The staff and pupils sent their thanks with a series of storyboards: what a lovely way to do it! Have a look at what they did:

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In 1988 on the centenary of his death, Don Bosco was proclaimed the father and teacher of youth and a model for all educators by Pope John Paul II. He is an international figure inspiring a world-wide movement in the service of young people and especially those in most need. He responded to the need he saw by creating welcoming communities in schools, clubs, children’s homes and parishes as well as in many shorter-term projects around the world. On January 31st, this year there will be literally millions of people involved in celebrating his life and his message: That young people need to know that they are loved.


Below, you can download a range of resources to help you as teachers, youth workers or parents to share in that world-wide community of care for young people as we celebrate his feast at the end of January. The materials include readings and prayers for Mass, music, staff development resources and a brief outline of the Salesians' Strenna or theme for 2017, 'We are a family'. More materials can be accessed at  Please Contact us if you require images of Don Bosco, or would like any of the materials in hard copy.


I wish you all a happy feast day. We will keep you in prayer with gratitude as a Salesian family for the work you do in education especially for young people who are poorer.


Fr David O’Malley SDB
Salesian Schools Delegate




Liturgy resources:

Mass of St John Bosco



A Man With A Dream

Don Bosco's Prayer

Man of Work and Prayer

Thou Who Didst Befriend

You'd A Tough Life


Staff development resources:

A letter from Don Bosco to teachers

Reflection Sheet: The Eight Salesian Beatitudes

Ruah - A Humanistic Spirituality for Teachers


Other resources:

A Salesian School - the Four Windows

Salesian Theme for 2017 - the Strenna for Schools

Powerpont on the 2017 Theme



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Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:39

School Voice 2014

The 'School Voice' began again after a 'fallow' year last weekend (7-9 February). It saw the coming together of 4 Salesian Schools - Savio Salesian College Bootle, St. John Bosco Arts College Liverpool, Thornleigh Salesian College Bolton and Salesian College Farnborough.DSC 0498

The reason they come together as school councils is so that they can share their experience of their schools and to get a sense of what it means to belong to the wider Salesian family. The atmosphere from the first few icebreakers was tremendous. The young people were mixing and it was difficult for an outsider like me to guess which school they had come with!

We listened to how each of the groups had progressed within their role as councillors within the school and how they had gone about attaining this achievement. We looked at the values of communication, respect, teamwork and trust in a fun and interactive way.

In the afternoon, (as predicted by Mr Moore), it rained!! - Just as we were setting off for a walk!

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Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:46

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The Preventive System

This presentation outlines The Preventive System through the lens of RUAH: Respect, Understanding, Affection and Humour.


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A Short Drama from Don Bosco’s Life

Directions for a short drama about Don Bosco and Bartholomew Garelli. Includes directions for action and suggested narrations.

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A Monthly Recollection for the Classroom

This recollection is a means through which a class can come together to reflect on the past month. They are encouraged to consider what has sustained, pleased and challenged them, and suggests they also look to the future.

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Don Bosco the Magician – Mass Assembly

This Mass / assembly explores the idea of Don Bosco as a magician: literally and figuratively, and considers the idea of ‘Gospel Magic’. Extensive background information is also included.

“With the advent of Don Bosco's efforts at teaching spiritual values via the mechanism of stage and close-up magic, we see the birth of Gospel Magic; that is, the altering or tailoring of a magic performance so that it can be used to instruct children or adults on some aspect of Christian theology…”

Copyright pending. Once received, the files will be accessible.

Published in Don Bosco Relics
Thursday, 17 October 2013 18:46

School Resources

UK Relics Pilgrimage, January 2013


Don Bosco Mass – Kite Theme

This adaptable Mass format allows you to explore the idea of Don Bosco as a kite flier. A soaring kite represents the hopes and dreams of all of us, young and old, but Don Bosco saw the importance of keeping his feet on the ground; despite being weighed down by his own disappointments, he helped others to revel in the soaring of their hopes and dreams.

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