Spiritual retreat is a big hit with students
STUDENTS enjoyed a rural retreat while exploring their faith.
Eighteen year 11 pupils from All Hallows Catholic College visited Soli House, a retreat centre nestled in the Alton countryside.
They spent four days learning different ways to pray and had the opportunity to become closer through a variety of team building activities.
There was a challenging obstacle course and ‘Riff-Off’ singing competition, which was a big hit with students.
Megan Edwards, one of the students who went on the retreat, said: “Throughout the course students enjoyed the four day retreat, the students learnt different ways to pray which helped everyone become closer to God in a way that felt right for the students.
“These activities were not only a lot of fun, but also a chance to push themselves to see what they could achieve when working together.
“On the first day, the students were asked what they wanted to get out of the retreat and among the answers were ‘like meeting new people’ and ‘doing outdoor activities’ and one was a takeaway and nachos.
“To the surprise of all of the students, on the last night they had pizza and a movie night, which was a perfect end to a great trip.
“Students came back with new friends, new experiences and a greater understanding of our faith.”
Soli House is a centre for youth ministry which was opened for retreats in 2014.