Pope John Paul II Awards
Crana College continues to prepare students for an active role in their community by facilitating completion of The Pope John Paul II Award. The award was launched in 2006 and has grown steadily since. Students between the ages of 16 and 18, of all faith backgrounds, may register for this non competitive award. Our students’ social, emotional, spiritual and physical development is enhanced through their completion of activities within their parish and local community. Participants are encouraged to prepare for the gold award which requires the student to commit to one hour each week of parish activity and one hour of community engagement. However, students may choose to register for, and complete, bronze or silver which requires 8 and 14 hours respectively.
We are immensely proud of the contribution our students, past and present, have made to the local area and to their own personal development throughout their school days. The importance of developing social awareness is widely noted. The award builds on our students’ confidence and self awareness. Activities completed include Flower Arranging, Church Collections, Reading at Church Services, volunterring with St. Vincent De Paul, Visiting Patients in Nursing Homes, Designing Posters for Children’s Liturgies, Pantomime, Coaching. This list is merely a sample and we look forward to creative ideas from new participants every year.