Our annual residential retreat to Savio House in the beautiful Cheshire countryside near Macclesfield offers the perfect opportunity for quiet contemplation and thought-provoking group discussion.
Run by the Salesian community and young volunteers, this fully-catered residential experience provides the ideal environment for our students to develop the confidence to be themselves, understand their gifts and the meaning of faith in their lives and celebrate their unique strengths. Within the relaxed and fun Savio House setting staff watch on as student friendships strengthen, self-esteem grows and our students are encouraged to think about how they should tackle the challenges life throws at them.
The students get to know each other better, and reflect on their own life journey so far during a residential experience that enables them to explore areas of spiritual enrichment and develop greater resilience to help them play their part in building a fairer world.
A range of Year groups visit Savio House throughout the year in October and March. The team at Savio ensure that the themes are relevant to the Year group, and engage and challenge them in a creative and fun way, For example Year 9 and 10 visited and took part in a fabulous retreat where the theme was ‘Values’ – what Gospel values were and what they valued in their own lives.
Year 8 who visited in March, followed the theme of bridges and how sometimes we have to overcome boundaries in our own lives. Pupils on each retreat, take part in beautiful walks in the countryside, and are placed in to groups, to take part in a number of creative activities, through drama, art work and discussion. The experience is invaluable for our pupils and allow them to experience and develop spirituality in a reflective and thought provoking way.