Autumn term: Helping others
Autumn term 2016:
The Year 6 class led a fantastic Harvest Liturgy for the whole school. It was a wonderful celebration of thanksgiving. Children and families throughout the school donated items for our Harvest Festival. We donated our items to Centre Point in Boston which is a Christian charity serving homeless, lonely and vulnerable people in Boston for over 20 years.
Our wonderful Year 6 class attended a Remembrance Service at the war Memorial in town in Boston. Each child created a poppy as seen below which was put together to create a wreath. The Year 6 children also spent a considerable amount of their playtimes selling poppies and other associated poppy items to the school in the run up to Remembrance day so that the children could wear them on their uniform to remember those who we have lost.
Samaritan's Purse: Shoebox appeal for Christmas
This year, as a school, we decided to take part in the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child appeal. The children created a variety of Christmas shoeboxes with their families so that other children in the world will have a gift to open this Christmas. Samaritan’s Purse is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
As part of our journey through the season of Advent, we asked the children to help with a well known charity ‘Mission Together.’ At St Mary’s we have supported this charity for a number of years. ‘Mission Together is the Catholic Church’s official children's charity for overseas mission; it has enabled generations of children to follow the example of Jesus by feeding the hungry with food and hope, giving the thirsty water and faith, caring for the sick with medicine and prayers, and welcoming strangers by seeing Christ in others. What makes Mission Together so special is the fact that it is universal. This year, Mission Together is raising money to support the Thika feeding programme and many other programmes around the world to help children to get the food they need and have hope for a better future. The children took their little Red Mission boxes home to support this cause; we look forward to updating you with our grand total soon.