Our Good Samaritan Charity Group Members
The Good Samaritans this half term have decided to focus their efforts on helping the homeless in our local community this winter. The children are collecting unwanted adult warm clothing, hats, scarves and gloves. Week beginning the 10th February we will be donating these to a local homeless charity in our area. Please support us in this cause by bringing in your donations to school.
The children have designed posters and put them around school to remind the children and families about showing compassion and love to our fellow neighbours.
The Good Samaritans have also been working hard planning and leading their own collective worship. This year we are focussing on “The God Who Speaks” “The Year of the Word” Scripture will play a huge role in our teaching this year specifically St. Matthew’s Gospel.
The children decided to choose a story from St. Matthews Gospel and look at Jesus’ Baptism. The children wanted their fellow peers to choose a sentence from the Gospel and write it into a candle. The candle to remind us that Jesus is the light of the world and to listen to scripture and discuss it’s meaning and how it can help us in our every day lives.
During Advent the Good Samaritan group have been working on making Christmas Cards for the residents at Camoys Court. The children inside wrote Advent prayers and messages. The children in wool craft club also made a pom pom Christmas wreath the residents could use as a decoration in their home.
We then went to visit the residents to take them the gift and cards. The children enjoyed talking to the residents and we also all sang Christmas songs together and talked about what Christmas was like a long time ago.
Here are some of the pictures from our visit: