Retreats


Full School Retreat Days ‘The God Who Speaks’

Duration 1 day

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have dedicated 2020 as a year of focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’. A year of celebrating, living and sharing God‘s word and an opportunity to enrich current practice and to develop and explore new ways of responding to ‘The God who Speaks’. Find out more

OneLife Music have designed a retreat day for the whole primary school that with the usual fun, laughter, music and reflection, invites us to listen afresh to the word of God, challenges us fit scripture into our daily lives and encourages to celebrate, live and share God’s living Word.


Walking With Mary

Duration 1 day

Walking with Mary is as much a Pilgrimage as it is a Retreat Day.  This day is designed for Year 5’s from a collective of schools coming together for a day of devotion to our Lady, to allow Mary to intercede for us to her Son, through music, sharing all together, break off activities groups and Prayer.

There are few main requirements for this day.

  • A cluster of 5 or more schools will to take part and to travel to the event.
  • A suitable space or venue for the day to take place, such a the local secondary school hall with break off rooms for activities, your local parish rooms or one of the primaries.
  • A lead school, wiling to keep in touch with OneLife Music and all of the participating schools.

Full School Lent Retreat Days

Duration 1 day

Why not consider a full school retreat day during the important and wonderful season of Lent and use this opportune time to reflect as a school family on what it means to be a follower of Christ.

OneLife Music put together engaging, provoking and enthusiastic retreats designed specifically for this important and precious time of observance.

With opportunity for prayer, giving and acting on our beliefs through music, sharing and offering.

Please contact us for availability and to discuss how we can share with your school.


Staff Retreats

Duration 1 day

With so much of a teacher’s life taken up with giving to others it is vital that, as a team, staff stop to consider, recharge and regroup. These days present an opportunity as a team to share thoughts and listen to God’s calling for love, compassion and mercy.


Full School Retreat Days ‘His Goodness Never Fails’

Duration 1 day

Taking one day off curriculum for the whole school, this day has been written to celebrate Jesus our Shepherd and Guide, and His unending goodness to us. Reflecting on Psalm 23, through our new hymn – and title of the retreat ‘His Goodness Never Fails’ – this wonderful day has the usual mix of fun, new music, reflection and joy that will leave the whole school staff, and children alike, renewed in His never-ending goodness.


Infant Retreat

Duration 1 day

A wonderfully interactive day for reception to year two that invites children to ‘grow like Jesus.’

Using music, games and creative activities that encourages the children to be more like God.

2 Peter 3: 18 ” Grow in the grace and the knowledge of God”


Holy Communion Retreat Days

Duration 1 day

These are very special days for the whole class and their teachers. Through music, prayer, team building, plenty of fun and specially designed activities, these days has been put together to gently strengthen the faith of the entire year group, whilst focusing on Jesus the giver of life whom many will receive for the first time in the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

 


Confirmation Retreat Days

Duration 1 day

Taking one day off curriculum for the whole class and putting the Holy Spirit at the center all we do. This fun, up lifting, Spirit centered day, is there as a celebration of who God has called us to be, the gifts we have been given and how we use these wonderful gifts.

Through reflection, games, sharing and songs of the Spirit, this Confirmation Retreat Gifts of the Spirit invites the Holy Spirit to lead our decisions and emotions of our daily lives.


Reconciliation Retreats

Duration 1 day

The power to confess our sins is a gift and blessing from God, as Pope Francis reminds us. This full-day retreat for year 3 students focuses on the blessing of the sacrament of reconciliation and follows our successful sacramental preparation days.


Full School Advent Retreats

Duration 1 day

These retreats are a wonderful act of preparation during this truly blessed time of expectant waiting. When schools can be so busy at this time of year and when much focus for children will be on Christmas itself, these retreats are a perfect way of just ‘stopping’ and putting all our focus on preparing the way for the coming of Christ.


New Hymns and New Confidence

Duration 1 day

This day can adapted for a full or half day’s course.

Are you looking for some new music and ideas for where to place it? Then this workshop day could be what you need!

Music plays such an important part in the life of our schools, in Mass, Collective Worship and generally throughout the life of school and these days will inject some new enthusiasm and direction.

 


Secondary Year Group Retreat Days (Years 7-13)

Duration 1 day

Why not use One Life Music to lead a retreat day on school premises for you? We offer a number of bespoke retreat experiences; all featuring fun activities, multimedia, interactive discussions focused on the gospel values, testimony of faith, new music and prayer. Retreats are designed to meet the specific needs of a year group and to complement the existing spiritual life of your school. Whether, you choose to have just a couple of us join you for the day or even a larger mission team, we are confident in our ability to offer your young people a real chance to recognise Jesus in their lives, reflect on their faith and deepen their relationship with God.

Please contact us for further details and to discuss your requirements and pricing.


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