Basic to the Christian faith is the claim that God is always present in every situation. This belief has led to great acts of courage that have included facing danger and opposition, overcoming fear, making a stand for what is right and encouraging others to persevere. Through prayer people have found the strength to help them to be courageous.
Monitoring Collective Worship w/b 13th September 2021
Monday 13th We formed our collective Worship Team and signed an agreement about our responsibilities in school. We monitored collective worship led by Mrs Price. We learnt about St George and the Dragon and how St George prayed to God for strength and courage to fight the dragon and set the princess free. We thought about times when we have needed strength and needed courage and that God will guide us to be brave in challenging times. Three of our committee said prayers of thanks and we sang the hymn When a Knight Won his Spurs which is about having courage.
Tuesday 14th September 2021
Collective Worship 'The Huge Bag of Worries' by Virginia Ironside
We listened to this story and talked about how important it is to have the courage to talk about fears and worries to people we trust and not to keep them all to ourselves so we feel sad and miserable.
The Biblical quote that was referred to today was from Deutronomy 31
''Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Wednesday 15th September
Class worship in all classes reflecting on the meaning of the Biblical words from Deutoronomy 31 from yesterday and the story of St George and the Dragon.
Thursday 16th September 2021
Marcus Rashford who campaigns for ending family food poverty by allowing children to have free school meals during the lockdown and holidays.
Manchester United and England striker Rashford has raised more than £20m during lockdown after teaming up with FareShare, a charity "fighting hunger and food waste".
Rashford says he will "keep fighting" so that no children go hungry. In a letter to Members of Parliament (MPs), he asked them to change their decision.
"This is not about politics; this is about humanity," Rashford said. "Looking at ourselves in the mirror and feeling like we did everything we could to protect those who can't, for whatever reason or circumstance, protect themselves. Can we not all agree that no child should be going to bed hungry?
"Food poverty in England is a pandemic that could span generations if we don't course correct now.
"The Government has taken a 'whatever it takes' approach to the economy - I'm asking you today to extend that same thinking to protecting all vulnerable children across England.
"I encourage you to hear their pleas and find your humanity. Please reconsider your decision to cancel the food voucher scheme over the summer holiday period and guarantee the extension.
"This is England in 2020 and this is an issue that needs urgent assistance. Please, while the eyes of the nation are on you, make the U-turn and make protecting the lives of some of our most vulnerable a top priority."
Friday 17th September
Stars of the week
Nate, Amira, Lewis and Harry D
Darcy, Tristan and Noah SR
Sofia, Noah S and Charlie T