In response to Pope Francis’ call to holiness, the saints can play an important role in motivating our pupils. They inspire us to lead joyful lives, serve as role models, teach us that holiness means being who you are, and they pray for us from heaven - giving us the strength to be who God created us to be.
Each class has selected a saint who resonates with them and to whom they will dedicate the rest of their time as St. Walburga’s: They pray to them daily; will get to learn more and more about them each year on their journey through school; and will celebrate their feast day in class.
To help pass on their faith, the outgoing Year 6 class will research and consider nominations from the school community for the incoming Foundation Stage children.
St. Maximilian Kolbe
This Polish priest was selected due to his courage in helping others to stay safe and giving his life to do so during WWII.
St. Maximillian Kolbe, pray for us
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Patron saint of hospitals, bakers and homeless people. FS were fascinated that she was born a princess.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us
Blessed Carlo Acutis
The first millennial saint - an Italian amateur computer programmer who also loved football!
Blessed Carlo Acutis, pray for us
St. Gianna Beretta Molla
An Italian Pediatrician. Patron saint of mothers, physicians (doctors), and unborn children. Her caring nature inspired the class
St. Gianna Beretta Molla, pray for us
As proud Bradfordians, the class chose the patron saint of our home city, as well as wool comers and sore throats.
St. Blaise, pray for us
St. Philip Neri
Patron saint of joy - chosen to reflect the cheery personalities in this cohort.
St. Philip Neri, pray for us
St. Josephine Bakhita
Born in Sudan and sold into slavery, the class were inspired by her triumph over adversity when they studied her in RE.
St. Josephine Bakhita, pray for us
Former Class Saints:
Patron saint of athletes and soldiers - chosen to reflect the cohort’s love of sport and to honour family members who have served in the military.