Pope Francis has called on parishes throughout Europe to respond with love to the plight of refugees. Part of how this should be done is through what is taught in Catholic schools. Here Anne Davies, a year 5 teacher in St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Beckenham, writes about an initiative which was promoted at the end of last term.
Monday 11 July marked the beginning of a Week of Faith at the Catholic primary school where I teach – a week carefully planned by our Head of RE to encompass what we hoped would be a wide range of fun-filled but thought-provoking activities for the children to enjoy. Assemblies, a visit from a theatre company, an ice-cream sale and a ‘home clothes day’ to raise money for the Mission Together charity and Benediction at the end of the week were all timetabled as a celebration of our faith as we neared the end of a hard summer term.