Crackley Hall has been reflecting on the long history of the school as we celebrate 75 years since the school started life as St Joseph’s Convent School. Just this week the Foundation’s archivist, Janette Ratcliffe, has been investigating the origins of the school logo. It is based on the Mercy Shield that is used throughout the world by the Sisters of Mercy in schools, colleges and hospitals founded by them. The crown at the top reflects the patronage of Mary. The seven bars reflect the seven works of mercy. The Celtic Cross is a reference to the Irish roots of the Sisters whilst the anchor reflects their faith. At the bottom the Latin word Misericordia meaning Mercy is replaced on Crackley’s version of the logo with the term Collaboremus meaning to collaborate.
You can see Janette's guide to the logo below or download it here Crackley Hall's Shield
All very fascinating for us all.