The Pope John Paul II Award is a faith achievement award for young people between the age of 16 and 18. It is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary.
The Award enables participants to take an active part in the life of their Church, in the life of their community and society. The Award is committed to helping young people enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development through participation in school, parish and community activities. As well as the feeling of personal achievement that a participant will gain from taking part in the Award, participation will help demonstrate the young person’s commitment to a task and goal.
Young people achieve their award by taking part in parish and social activities for 1 hour per week over 8, 14 or 20 weeks. There are 3 Award levels: Gold, Silver & Bronze. Those that have completed the Gold Award have a further option of completing the Papal Cross Award.
Each year 5th Year students from BCS take part in the Pope John Paul II Award facilitated and coordinated by our school chaplain, Caroline Flynn.