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Inspiring Young People

6. Charity and Service

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

Mother Teresa

As a Catholic school, we are fully committed to putting our faith into action.  Christ gave us the ultimate example of service when he washed his disciples’ feet at the Last Supper. The Leadership of the school and the management of pupils and staff in terms of relationships, welfare and development should reflect its Catholic nature. We can teach this through the example of our school motto: Age quod Agis which translates as ‘whatever you do, do it well’.

Our school exists for the children and our distinctive Catholic ethos guides every aspect of life at Upton Hall. We believe that it is important to make our faith relevant to young people today to make them equipped for the 21st Century as Global citizens. This means being outward-looking as a community; inclusive of all people, regardless of their religious beliefs, making sure we live out our faith on a day-to-day basis.

Prayer and the sacramental life of the Church is at the heart of school community, as is providing children with opportunities to live out the Gospel values.

Through our dedicated acts of services raise and our living faith, our school prides itself on its generous charitable work – from small independent local charities to national and global causes. We adapt an FCJ based charity annually. We have chosen our FCJ community in the Philippines since 2019.  Here is an impact statement from Sr Paola:

Some examples are:


Food bank appeal

Charles Thompson Mission

Feast Day of Immaculate Conception


FCJ Philippines


Toy Appeal

Letters of Compassion

Elf Run

Ferries Families

Woodheath Care home

Neo-natal Unit - Arrowe Park


Lenten fundraising

Caritas & Cafod

Caritas 2021

Caritas 2022

Walking Pilgrimage

Wirral Way Walk























During Advent and Lent, our school family supports local food banks and toy appeals as well as globally. In the past we have worked with: CAFOD, Caritas Salford and Caritas Shrewsbury.

SVP: Faith in Action Group

Our Youth SVP conference is open to all year groups and is overseen by Miss A. Breen-Buckley. The Saint Vincent De Paul Society is almost 200 years old, and was started by Blessed Fredric Ozanam when he was just a teenager:

The aim for the SVP to alleviate all types of poverty in the local area. The SVP programme at Upton Hall is in its infancy and has been praised by National Office.