Year 6 chaplains and happy helpers packing the next figures for our family nativity sets and also a Christian Aid candle shield and reflection ideas for the Christmas period. These will be coming home on the last day of term. Happy Christmas to everyone!
Our school chaplains stayed after school to set up and decorate Christmas trees in each of our classrooms.
Our chaplains prepared and led some lovely class reflections linked to St Valentine, the people whom we love and who love us, and God’s deep love for us.
Our school chaplains have been busy preparing greetings cards for our school community and parish and sorting and making goods ready for ‘Hats on for the Homeless’ fundraising for St Mungo’s in February.
Our pupil chaplains have been busy writing Christmas cards for all our volunteers, and for parishioners who live on their own or have illness. We are hoping some of them might like to come to visit us for tea when the weather is a little warmer.
This poem was written by year 6 and read by the school chaplains at church and outside the Co-op on Global Climate Day (see this post)
It starts with one….
It starts with one planet – one life,
With one realisation, one light bulb moment,
With one person who loves and respects,
With one friend, one world leader,
With one conversation, one team, one action
With one wish for a better future.
Preserving one rainforest, planting one tree,
Protecting one orang-utan, releasing one rhino,
Providing one village pump, saving one ice cap,
Taking one stride, sharing one car.
One lifetime together –
Caring for our common home.
Last week, representatives from year 5 and 6 visited St Mary’s and St Mark’s churches to talk to their church committees about how our school is helping to look after the environment and support people in our world who do not have the same opportunities as many of us. They also represented the school at the town Civic Service on Sunday – where they read a poem about the environment written by year 6. A big thank you to them for some excellent public speaking and for giving up their time during the evenings and weekend.
In July our new Pupil Chaplains were commissioned by Bishop Mark at Buckfast Abbey – they had applied for the post and then given presentations to illustrate what qualities they had to make them a good chaplain. We are delighted to welcome them to this important role and of course to the assistant chaplains who will be helping them perform a range of duties in school.
You can find out more about what they will be doing on their notice board by the office and on the school website.