In our last blog post of 2020 we would like to share with you the fun Christmas activities we’ve been up to over the last few weeks!
Firstly, as is becoming routine, we took 7 Christmas lessons with Year 3 at Hautes Capelles, St Mary and St Micheal’s, Castel and Notre Dame. These are always a really lovely time, talking about how special Jesus is and hearing the children exclaim how “Jesus bought peace and love” or “he changed the world because he was God.” These children, at 7 or 8, may not go to church but they clearly understand the importance of Jesus and for us to share an hour with them discussing this, making booklets and talking about Christmas always makes us feel very blessed. Blessed to be able to be a presence in the schools at this time, and blessed that Jesus has not been lost amongst all the festivities that happen in schools.
As part of the lesson, the children make a booklet and write their own descriptions of what’s happening in each picture. Below is a picture of one of the booklets made.
As well as Christmas lessons, we also held a Christmas Prayer Space event at Amherst. The stations we had looked at the journeys and characters from the Christmas story. We spent three days with 265 pupils in Years 3-6 looking at forgiveness, our gifts, thinking about other people in the world, who guides us and what we are waiting for this Christmas. Through chats with teachers, we hear that the children really enjoyed the sessions and there was a sense of calm about the school during a very busy week! Thank you to all of our volunteers who gave up their time to help us. We hope you enjoy these photos of the different stations.
Please find our Winter 2020 Newsletter here.
Finally yesterday we went out for our Christmas lunch at the Deerhound, always a special time to end the year. We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year! Thank you for all your support during 2020!