Our School Council
St Andrew's Church and Christian Aid
We have teamed up with St Andrew's Church to support Christian Aid and 'RISE TO THE MOMENT'.
Prior to the UN climate summit in November, Christian Aid have set up a campaign, which will involve children making origami boats. Christian Aid is joining with YCCN for an exciting relay across the UK to raise the message of climate justice ahead of COP26. The relay kicked off in Cornwall after the G7 Summit in June and will make its way across the UK until it reaches Glasgow, the host city of COP26, in November. The prayer boat is the start of several ways we can rise to the moment and call for climate justice ahead of COP26.
Making our origami boats, writing a prayer and a promise on how we will support the change needed.
Bleak Hill have created Prayer boats to support Christian Aid, here are some other ideas from the World Wildlife Foundation!
Rotary Club - Keep St Helens Warm
Have a look at the video below, where our School Councillors explain why we will be helping the Rotary Club by collecting coats!
Some of our previous events:
The School Councillors met up to visit St.Andrews church to deliver the collected plastic bottle tops. The support has been overhwelming. Thank you so much to everyone who has taken the time to collect bottle tops. The church has special container showing exactly how much they have inside it.The Councillors also got the opportunity to discuss an upcoming art project linked with the church.
The School Councillors got an exclusive first look at the plans for the proposed extension of Bleak Hill and offered their thoughts! The new EYFS provision and hall extension looked great!
How angel are you?
A message from your School Council:
Today we walked to St Andrew's Church to take part in the 'How Angel are you?' experience.
The first station asked "Do you think that you have ever seen angel?" and "What do you think an angel looks like?".
The second station showed a scene where Mary had been visited by the Angel Gabriel, and we were asked how we would feel if we were visited by an angel? The third station asked us to imagine how it would feel if the sky above us was filled with angels. The next station took us to Bethlehem where we invited to place a candle onto a pray tree and quietly reflect. Then we moved on to look at when the angel appeared to Joseph to inform him that they needed to escape to Egypt. Suitcases represented travellers and we were asked to think about why people may travel from their homes. After this, we jumped forward in time to the story of when Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane before his death and he was comforted by an angel. Following this, we looked at Lego models of the journey that we had been on. Penultimately we went outside to find outside to find our angel wings. Finally, we met a shepherd who showed us how to to light a fire for protection, warmth, light and cooking. As we shared a warm drink and biscuit with him, he explained to us how the angels chose to visit ordinary people before others who were thought to be more important.
Overall we had a great experience and would like to thank the church for inviting us.
As a school council we challenge you to think about how you can be more angel and show compassion and kindness over the festive period. We would also like anyone to share any photos/writing/drawings etc about being angels to this post.
The School Council