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Having fun at Christiana Skating Center in Newark for a Catholic Schools Week celebration Feb. 1. Dialog photo/Joseph P. Owens

Catholic Schools Week is all about celebrating Catholic education. And sometimes … just plain celebrating.

Students from Nativity Preparatory School and Serviam Girls Academy got a taste of the second part the afternoon of Feb. 1 at Christiana Skate Center in Newark.

The two Wilmington Catholic schools for middle school students joined together for lunch and some roller skating as part of the celebration.

Much fun was had by all at the party with music and special lighting at the rink. Some of the kids had skated before and whizzed around with no trouble. Others were less confidant.

“I don’t like having wheels on my feet,” joked a reluctant seventh-grader Dylan Jones.

Nativity Prep is a tuition-free Catholic middle school for boys. Guided by the example of Saint Francis de Sales, it strives to educate students, regardless of faith.

Rooted in the tradition of Ursuline education, Serviam is a tuition-free, private middle school for girls. It was founded in 2008.

The day started for both schools with Mass celebrated by Father Brian Zumbrum, OSFS.