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Children in Need Collective Worship

Children in Need Collective Worship

Following Children in Need last week, Year 2 decided to plan a special collective worship to think about children in need in our country and around the world. They thought about children who are sick, homeless, don’t have their parents, don’t have nice toys to play with, don’t get food to eat each day and don’t have nice clothes to wear.

The children began by writing their own prayer of thanks to God for things they have. They then brought this to the circle and placed it on the heart as part of the response to the Word.

Mini Vinnies visit Joe’s Place

Last Wednesday, some Mini Vinnies visited Joe’s Place in Gateshead to donate bags of food items  which Year 5 had collected for their Harvest Assembly.

Joe’s Place opens on a Wednesday in St Joseph’s church hall to offer a hot meal, snacks and company to homeless people in the North East. The children learned about the work of Joe’s Place and found out which foods would be the most useful to collect. In addition, Joe’s place will be having a Christmas Party for the homeless on the 19th December and will be giving each person attending a gift of toiletries.

If  you can help, please send in a toiletry item such as soap, toothbrush/paste, shower gel or deodorant to the school office.

The Mini Vinnies will ensure they are delivered to Joe’s Place in time for the party.

Would you like to fill a shoebox?

Our Mini Vinnies have been encouraging everyone to fill a shoebox for families living in poverty in Eastern Europe.

They have collected hats, toys and other items and have been selling them for 20p on the yard after school, to help with the cost of filling a shoebox.

If you can help, please bring your wrapped, packed and sealed shoebox into school with  two £1 coins attached by Monday 29th October, the first week back after half term.

Thank you


Harvest Assembly

Year 5 presented a lovely assembly about Harvest. The children thought about how lucky they are to have such a wide variety of different foods to choose from and how important it is to thank God for his love. They told the story of the rich man and Lazarus and explained that we must share what we have with people in need. All the food donated by year 5 will be delivered to Joe’s place in Gateshead and used to provide meals for the homeless.