Love Letter To The World

Year 9 Religious Education students were recently asked to write a love letter to the world, highlighting the love, courage and positivity that is evident during these trying and challenging times.

To develop spiritually we need to take time to reflect on our lives and the world, to be grateful and appreciative for what we have. Spiritual experiences include the desire to show love to others through words or actions.

Below are snippets from some of the letters written by the girls.

“When the world fell down, we marshalled our resources, we gathered courage, we mustered smiles and shared a collective sense of hope, however, languished, however, wearied – like we did toys in the playground when we were children. So, as it seems, the phrase ‘sharing is caring’ has stuck with us for years and years, emerging again when we needed it the most.” Esther Kipchumba

“I think this situation has helped me better understand the concept ‘The Principle of Chaos’, more commonly known as ‘the Butterfly Effect.’ A plain and simple way to explain this is that ‘small changes in the initial conditions of a situation can lead to sweeping changes in the results.’ I now really appreciate how small actions can make a difference, and how important it is to actually do these small actions. We have seen so many people come together over this time, doing what little they can to help uplift others.” Amy Oaten

“More than ever, in the midst of this global pandemic, strong connections between people are needed. In order to overcome the challenges of COVID-19, people of different faiths, ethnicities and moral stances need to work in harmony, bonded by loving and charitable acts of compassion, generosity and simple kindness.” Adele Carrick

“I love how so many people during this time have seen the needs and suffering of others and understood what they have been going through, but also acted on it. They showed the compassion that God taught us to show. These people have chosen to satisfy their need of reflecting God, as they draw on their compassion to show God’s love and care for those in need.” Alex Lilley

What A Term! So Many Opportunities – Jennifer Oaten

As I look back on the past nine weeks, I am so grateful for who we are as a community and what we have achieved. Through the dedication of our staff and the enthusiasm of our students, we have established new connections, immersed ourselves in opportunities and worked through challenges.

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