YEAR7 RETREAT DAY

The theme for Year 7 Retreat Day was Refugee Week. Within the day the students completed four activities; the CAFOD ‘share the journey’ walk, a session lead by the Jesuit Refugee Service, the CAFOD moving people simulation game and some of the #20simpleactsforrefugeeweek.

A representative from CAFOD came to lead the students on their ‘share the journey’ walk. Each group walked from school to Wimbledon Common stopping along the way to listen to different stories about refugees and reflect on their lives. As a whole year group we walked 624.4 miles! This will be added to CAFOD’s online mile counter as part of their campaign to walk around the world.

The students also had the opportunity to make welcome cards for refugees which we have sent to the charity Young Roots and written poems which will be uploaded to the Refugee Week website.

A highlight of the day was the session with JRS where students wrote their hopes for the future for refugees. This is what some of our students had to say:

“My hope for the future is that the world becomes a safer place and that every immigrant, asylum seeker, refugee and homeless person find a place they can call home.” Student

“I hope that refugees will be welcomed and accommodated without being forced out of the country. That people will be kind and generous to them and understand their situation, treating them like humans.” Student

“I hope that refugees are happy and that they get jobs. I hope that they are recognised as their own person with their own names.” Student

A great day was had by all, especially as we were blessed with good weather, with lots of learning and new experiences!

 

CAFOD logo 2    JRS en

www.jrsuk.net/blog/hopes-for-the-future

https://cafod.org.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

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