The Briars year has begun! Our first retreat was with Year Six from English Martyrs CVA. Our focus was the Gospel values. We explored our theme through boat building and reflections that the young people wrote and delivered. We built dens outside to learn about CAFOD and what it is like to live in poverty around the world. On Wednesday we canoed, rock scrambled and learned how to light fires in the Derbyshire countryside, a day which was enjoyed by all! We finished our last night together with a disco and final night prayer led by the team.