We are a Catholic Primary School in the Archdiocese of Liverpool, clear in our beliefs and values, and the importance of Jesus Christ in our daily lives.
Our Mission Statement underpins all we do:
“Living, Loving and Learning in Jesus.”
OLBE is a place of love and learning, where all are equal in the eyes of God. It is the mission of this school to cherish each individual. We try to follow Jesus’ example as a friend and guide. We believe that there are talents and strengths within us all, and we strive to let them shine brightly. Our school is a thriving community which is well supported by parents and the Parish.
“I want to thank Mrs Bostock and all the staff for the way they help the children to integrate Christian values into ordinary everyday living. In turn I also want to thank you, the parents, for all the support you give your children and encourage you to become more and more involved in the life of the school and the parish.”
Father Tim Buckley
CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. We stand beside people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local Church partners, we help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential. This pledge has been lived out through fund raising, campaigning and the prayer life of the school. Cafod resources are used to by staff and pupils during collective worship as well as other key curricular areas. In September 2017, our school decided to apply for the Cafod Live Simply award.
What is the livesimply award?
This pledge has been lived out through fund raising, campaigning and the prayer life of the school.
Cafod resources are used to by staff and pupils during collective worship as well as other key curricular areas.
In September 2017, our school decided to apply for the Cafod Live Simply award.
The livesimply award is an opportunity for Catholic communities – parishes, schools, religious orders and chaplaincies – to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si’ to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us”.
It is awarded to communities who can show how they have been living:
- in solidarity with people in poverty
- sustainably with creation.
During the special Year of Mercy we raised more money to support our villagers. After a workshop with our CAFOD representatives our children in Year 4 and Year 5 collected money in water bottles. We raised enough money to buy 2 water pumps for our virtual village. This means the girls in our village no longer need to spend several hours a day carrying water. They are now able to go to school instead and learn. Find out more at
We were able to offer more support to our villagers after this year’s Brighten up the Harvest focus. Our CAFOD rep Justine, came in to see us on Tuesday 18th October. On Friday 21st October children were asked to wear something bright and either bring in an item for the Foodbank or a donation for CAFOD. This money will go to support people in Bolivia. SEE THIS NEWS ARTICLE
Also see this CAFOD HARVEST UPDATE
Cafod Harvest Update
Thanks to the donations of £190 for Cafod we have been able to buy more resources to enable our villagers to improve their lives.
We have bought two green houses.
The gift of a mini greenhouse will help our villagers get the most from their growing space and put fresh, nutritious food on their dinner tables every day.
We also bought some squiggly worms!
These worms make fantastic compost that boosts crops and helps to increase income for farmers. This means our villagers may be able to grow a little extra food to sell to buy things like medicine or books.
Our villagers have also got two new chickens!
along with training to help look after them, so our villagers can produce eggs to eat and sell.
The Following are links to additional News articles we have published showing some aspects of our Catholic Life…
As we approach Holy Week, we wanted to let you know that Archbishop Malcom will be celebrating services at the Cathedral which can be live streamed via the link below. These live streams will be taking place at:
Palm Sunday – Mass
Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday – Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
Holy Saturday – The Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter
Easter Sunday – Mass
5 April, 11.00 am
9 April, 7.00 pm
10 April, 3.00 pm
11 April, 8.00 pm
12 April, 11.00 am
Please be assured of our continued thoughts and prayers during these challenging times.