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Sister Receives Blackpool Shirt

16 October 2014

St Mary's Pass On Gift

Sister Eunice Onuoha, from Ghana, received a Blackpool shirt and scarf on a trip to St Mary's Catholic Academy this week.

Sister Eunice is a nun in the Order of the Holy Child Jesus, the same order which built the original school at the Layton Hill site. Head teacher Simon Eccles said: “We were delighted to welcome Sister to our Academy this week from Ghana. She has brought news of the projects that our students and staff have been raising money for over the past few years in the two schools, St John’s and also St Clement’s Junior High Schools in Bolgatanga in the north of the country.

"Our students and staff have really enjoyed working with Sister in RE lessons and assembly, as well as hearing about what life is like for students in the schools in Ghana and the challenges they face. It has been a truly enriching experience for us all. We will continue to raise money to support the schools and hope to send a few of our staff to Ghana for a return visit in the near future.”

Sister Eunice returns to Ghana bearing gifts to the head teachers and students in the two schools, including a plaque from St Mary’s. The football shirt and scarf were donated by the football club as a memento of her visit

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