Stewardship Faith Morning

A Stewardship Faith Morning was held in school on Tuesday 11 December for all students in Year 7 and 8.

Photo: It was a great event

The drop down session was arranged following discussions within the Global Warriors group who wanted to come up with an activity day where students could learn about a chosen theme, in this case ‘stewardship’.  Guest speakers from charities and organisations who embody stewardship were invited into school to speak to the students.

The aim of the sessions was to enforce the idea of global stewardship, responsibility and God’s protection in order to be more aware of how everyone can make a difference to the planet.  Stewardship in other faiths was also looked at and the work of the Global Warriors group was showcased.

After listening to the guest speakers, students attended a workshop organised by the Global Warriors group to promote helping to save the environment.  This was done via a poster making activity where the students were given information about different perspectives on stewardship, information on different countries, ethnicities, specific people or charities. 

At the end of the day, there was opportunity for the Global Warriors to meet with the guest speakers to discuss their work.

“Year 12 student, Tom Allan, has done an inspirational job in organising this event which is the first of its kind to be run at St. Mary’s. Tom is a founder member of the school’s Global Warriors and is passionate that the message of stewardship is shared, understood and lived out by our students. Targeting Years 7 and 8, Tom organised speakers from CAFOD, Madeline Woods and Luke Hudson (a former student), from the Commission of Justice and Peace, Margaret Siberry and Speaking for Missio Clare Colleran, as well as his own input alongside a poster making and information gathering workshop. The Global Warriors then met with our guests in the school’s Chapel to exchange ideas and express their desire to bring about changes that will benefit our school and our world today and in the years to come.”
— Mrs J Findlay, Lay Chaplain at St. Mary’s