Worship Council Assembly

Today’s Collective Worship was led by the Worship Council. The assembly was based on our value of ‘Forgiveness’. The Council acted out the story of Jonah and the Whale . Well done to all involved.

Holocaust Memorial Day

This morning we thought about the Holocaust; what happened, when and to whom. We studied some of the laws imposed upon Jewish people at that time. Pupils noticed that as time went on the laws became more extreme.
Some of the laws that made them feel sad was that ‘Jewish people were not allowed to marry non-Jewish people’ and ‘Jewish children were not allowed to go to school with non-Jewish children’.
One of the laws that made them feel scared was that ‘Jewish people must be home from 8pm in the winter and 9pm in the summer’.

Knighton and District Refugee Support Group Q&A

We enjoyed a visit from Larry, Kev and Nicola who are part of the Knighton and District Refugee Support Group who came in to answer some questions to support us with our Mantle. We learnt many interesting facts about the how the group support refugees and also how we can help in supporting refugees.

The Knighton and District Refugee Support Group

This afternoon Larry, Nicola and Rev Ken (who are members of this group) visited us to talk to us about what they do. They explained that there are about 40 members who support refugees, possibly host refugees, support hosts and fundraise to facilitate this; they raise about £5000 a year.
Our pupils asked some really insightful questions and were really intrigued by what our visitors had to say. They were particularly taken by the flashbacks that refugees experience when completing very simple activities (such as going swimming) and the idea that refugees think it’s unsafe to drink water from a tap without treating or boiling it first.

The Animal Man!

Being with and touching animals reconnects us with nature!
The pupils weren’t so keen on the insects, but we need them! ‘Nature is Jenga…nature is balance!’ After a couple of minutes lots of us changed our opinion of cockroaches. We are not born afraid of spiders, we learn it.

Panel meeting

Today our panel received a letter of application from the Refugee Support Group requesting accommodation in our centre for Dinah and her son, Eshan. The decision panel met in the board room to consider various points, and emails were composed to deliver the decision.
Beth oedd y penderfyniad? What was the decision?