Event - Vocations Week

11 November 2019

"Wherever God has put you that is your vocation. It is not what we do but how much love we put into it." St Teresa of Calcutta

During this week, many people have visited our catholic school to inform us of their vocation. They shared with us how they were inspired to follow a particular path in life.

The Castle Vale Community Police Officers came to talk about their job and introduce themselves to reception children. They learnt how a police officer’s uniform protects them and the tasks an officer undertakes during their day.

As part of their Sacramental year, children from Year 3 were lucky enough to receive a visit from Sister Maura. They learnt about her life and her calling to be a Sister of Mercy.

A civil engineer visited KS2 to explain the different types of engineering and career path options. Year 4 visited a local supermarket to discover the different roles in front of store and behind the scenes.

At the end of the week, we joined for a whole school assembly, which gave each class the opportunity to share their vocations work. Samples of the work are now on display in school.

Laura said, "I have now been inspired to become a civil engineer."

"The deacon asked questions to help me think about my future vocation," said Aiden.


Mr Crehan introduced Vocations Week during an assembly.
What do I want to be when I grow up?

Nursery shared a book ‘When I grow up.’ I want to be a teacher!
PCSO visited Reception class to explain their roles.

Year 1 asked the police officers lots of questions.
A seminarian from Oscott College explained to Year 2 about his calling to the priesthood.

In Year 3, Sister Maura explained her calling to God.
Year 4 received a visit from firefighters based at Erdington Fire Station.

We discussed fire hazards and escape routes.
Year 5 discussed career options with a civil engineer.

Deacon Owen explained his career path.
Year 6 discovered more about the priesthood.