Tackling Homelessness in St. Neots
The Worship Acolytes met with Mrs. Williams, Church Warden, to enable her to share the work of the Parish Church in supporting the marginalised in our town. The children listened attentively and asked some very thought provoking questions regarding the reasons someone may become homeless. We thought about our value of 'koinonia' in particular and how Fr. Paul spoke about belonging and how God has called people to Him, through Jesus Christ.
The children thought of some very good ways in which they could help the homeless of the town, these include:
- providing new bedding
- cooking in school and sending food to 'Friday Food' at the Church Hall
- collecting specific donations for the Food Bank which would specially be for the homeless i.e foods in packs or small cartons rather than baked beans of food that requires cooking
Lottie Taylor, who is part of Christian Aid St. Neots and one of our parishioners, came in to work with some Worship Acolytes. They sowed seeds ready for the plant sale so that we may contribute to the Cyclone Fani Appeal. The children sold their plants outside the United Reform Church in St. Neots, near Argos, to work on the plant sale stall with Lottie; they raised over£500 for Christian Aid.
Thank You Afternoon Tea
The Worship Acolytes from across the school held a thank you afternoon tea for all our volunteers in school. Our volunteers give their time freely to help children learn in a range of ways, to attend school trips and some form part of our governing body.
The children and adults enjoyed a cuppa with scones, clotted cream and jam!