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Welcome the Stranger

A superbly organised day, for the Year of Mercy. After being addressed by Bishop Patrick, the 7 corporal acts of mercy were reflected across the school to deepen the children’s understanding. Each group consisted of 4 children from each class, who would take part in an activity to reflect each act.

The act in year 6 was to, ‘Welcome the Stranger’ and what better way than for a bit of ‘speed dating!’ (Cilla would have been proud) The older children sat opposite the younger children and had 30 seconds (complete with countdown clock) to tell the ‘stranger’ before them a little bit about themselves before the roles were reversed. After the timer had stopped a new stranger was found and the process repeated. It was incredible to watch the unity between the children and the care and support for one another, young and old, girls and boys.

After welcoming the stranger, the children reflected upon times they have shown mercy, people who show them mercy and ways we can show mercy.

A wonderfully powerful activity and very proud to be part of it.

Year 6 team.

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