Glimpses of God at St. Edward's
C4 Visit to Martin House Shop:
After a visit from someone who works at Martin House Children's Hospice, (their class charity) the children decided to bring in items of their own to donate to the shop, showing the virtues of love/charity and justice. Following the visit of Martin House to school, two Y4 pupils had already visited the shop at the weekend to take in some donations.
A Y4 pupil told their teacher:
I saw a homeless man; he looked lonely so I bought him some food because I know that's what Jesus would do.
A Y6 pupil during Anti-Bullying Week:
If we bully others, we're disrespecting God. We should do the right thing and spread kindness because that's spreading the word of God.
A Y6 pupil on the Day of Mercy:
All the Acts of Mercy link to the virtue of love. All these acts in action are showing people Jesus' love.
A YF child made hearts out of playdough:
Teacher: "Why did you make hearts in playdough?"
Child: "For God, because he is my friend."
A conversation overheard between 3 YF pupils:
Child 1: "Do you know that Jesus is God's son?"
Child 2: " And God is here for every morning."
Child 3: "And every night."
A Y3 pupil asked his teacher during story writing:
"Can I write that I knew I was going to be alright because God would protect me?"
Two Y6 pupils collected some leaves from the grounds to put on the class altar. A third Y6 pupil stated:
"They collected the leaves because they wanted to collect God's beauty."
Mission Christmas Appeal 2018:
The Mini Vinnies once again organised taking part in the Radio Aire Appeal to provide toys for Christmas for those less fortunate in our local area. Lots of presents were donated.
Our Mini Vinnie group invited the Mini Vinnies from Barkston Ask Primary School, to join us for a special celebration day. During the day the children made Easter baskets to sell for charity. They then learnt various worship songs, before preparing a liturgy in groups. We ended the day by celebrating the liturgy together. The children all worked wonderfully together and demonstrated what it is to be a Mini Vinnie.
Our Mini-Vinnie group continue to do works of charity and look at the Acts of Mercy. Some of the group have visited one of our senior parishioners at home.
Our Mini-Vinnie group organised a collection of toys as part of the Radio Aire Christmas Appeal. These toys will go to children and young people who otherwise would receive no Christmas presents. The huge number of toys and presents collected in school demonstrates everyone's generosity and care for others.
The Mini-Vinnie group in school is concentrating on raising funds to do as many of the Acts of Mercy as possible. They have held a clothes and blankets collection for the refugees from Syria, under the act of "Clothe the naked" and have raised money, bought food and delivered it to the food bank warehouse, in order to respond to "Feed the hungry."
Due to the SVP moto of "Turning Concern into Action" our Mini-Vinnies do not simply ask for donations when they fund raise - they make the products themselves (eg cakes or Easter baskets) to sell in order to fund their charitable acts.
Answer: "We should show that God is in our hearts." Quote from 4 year old in morning prayers.
Spontaneous prayer from 6 year old
"Thank you God for inviting me into your world."
Poem from 11 year old about the Sign of the Cross:
"When I make the sign of the cross,
I remember Jesus dying on the cross to forgive our sins.
I think of the Holy Trinity and when the disciples
received the Holy Spirit.
When I touch my forehead,
I think of how God is in my thoughts.
I ask Him to be in my mind all the time,
especially in hard times.
When I touch my chest,
I think of how God is in my heart.
and to always love me.
When I touch my shoulders,
I think of the Holy Spirit coming down.
and help me remember what He wants me to do.
When I make the sign of the cross,
I think of God and all He has sacrificed for me.
I think of Jesus who has given up so much for me,
and would do anything for me."
After the Passion Play 2014: One Reception child, age 4, was inspired to make the Y6 pupil who played Jesus a picture of herself playig the role, surrounded by her disciples.
Question: Why do you like yellow?
Answer: It reminds me of Jesus who is the light of the world. Quote from 7 year old.