The Year of Mercy, given to us by Pope Francis invites us to contemplate the Mercy of God revealed to us through his son, Jesus Christ. In June 2016, we celebrated our very own Month of Mercy and explored how we as a school community could follow in the footsteps of Christ and show mercy to those less fortunate than ourselves.
Throughout the month, each class adopted one of the 7 corporeal acts of mercy to consider and support. Our youngest children and families in foundation were tasked with looking after the homeless and with their unwavering support and overwhelming generosity created in excess of 20 ‘blessing bags’ of essential items for those without a home in our community. Other years demonstrated equal levels of compassion and Christian spirit with year 3 collecting food items and assembling hampers to feed the hungry, year 2 making tie die t-shirts to clothe the naked and our eldest pupils in year 6 considering the plight of the persecuted and imprisoned. A wonderful generosity of spirit was observed and our school and wider community demonstrated how resourceful, compassionate and giving they could be in helping those less fortunate than ourselves.
‘’A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just’’