This week’s outdoor and adventure day, run by Lakes-based company Real Adventure, was a lovely opportunity for the children to connect with each other and nature at the start of the year. Through a wide variety of games, creative projects and reflective discussions, the children were able to explore their own ideas and work together to solve problems.
After lots of time apart and socially distanced, this day of being together in the fresh air was just the tonic.
This morning we had a lovely collective worship time together in assembly, even though Covid meant it had to be over zoom!
Becca shared a bible story from Matthew 19, when Jesus challenged the unjust way that people around him treated children. He said that ‘the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these’ and welcomed the children when others didn’t see their value.
Then we looked at the example of Rosa Parks, who stood up for justice for black people in Alabama when others wouldn’t, making a huge difference to the lives of many African American people.
Becca challenged us to think of examples of injustice in the world around us. Later on we wrote some of our thoughts down, listing injustices in the wider world and in our immediate situations. We started to think about which ones we could do something about and decided to take some action based on these.