What a fantastic start to the year, with the launch of our new class names. We have decided our new class names should be a virtue, which is especially chosen by each class. A virtue is an action to our core values. Each class have carefully discussed and chosen a virtue, which they will live out through action for the year.
The virtues are as followed:
RS - Class Love
RT - Class Joy
1P - Class Gentleness
1T - Class Kindness
2S - Class Thankfulness
2K - Class Gratitude
3M- Class Forgiveness
3S - Class Honesty
4W- Class Hope
4S - Class Courage
5C- Class Tolerance
5F - Class Diversity
6G - Class Peace
6C - Class Humility
Epiphany comes from the Greek word ‘epiphaneia’, meaning appearance. The Feast of Epiphany is a Christian celebration, which usually takes place in churches on the 6th January, marking the end of the 12 days of Christmas. It is a celebration of Baby Jesus being seen by the visitors, who had travelled to see him.
Today in Mrs Morris' Collective Worship, she spoke about our theme for the week of Respect. We looked at how we show respect, with a focus on putting ourselves before others. Mother Teresa was a key figure we focused on today and how she committed all of her life to God, the church and others. Mrs Morris set us a task as a class to discuss how we would do things for others, without thinking about ourselves.
Within Collective Worship we were fortunate to have a visit from Trevor, who is a representative of both St Botolph's Church and the Foodbank in Boston. He spoke to us about how it runs, he showed us pictures of items which are accepted at the Foodbank and for what reasons people would use the Foodbank.
The members of the Church School Council were chosen to represent the school at the opening of the Memorial Garden in Boston this week. They were excellent role models and had very thoughtful reflections about the service. It was a beautiful service, where we remembered the fallen men and women by laying a wreath on the cenotaph.
During CW, we discussed tolerance and spoke about respect in a sporting context and then religions in the community.
Respect everyone, and love your Christian brothers and sisters. Fear God, and respect the king.
1 Peter 2:17
We have had a fantastic week exploring our key theme of Compassion. Reverend Sue discussed helping helping people in our community, with the support of the food bank. She shared the story 'Pool of Bethesda' in John 5:1-15. We then discussed further, how we can put ourselves in others shoes. What does it feel like? How can we help them?
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.