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Preferential option for the Poor (Autumn 2)


The ‘preferential option’ means allowing someone to have the first choice. It means giving someone the best that is available; not just the scraps or leftovers.

God calls us to look for those in need and work hard to support them as best we can.


Our second Catholic Social Teaching Theme was Preferential option for the Poor. Again we had a whole school assembly and we discussed how we can help those around us who may feel that they can not help themselves.  The assembly and class work highlighted the fact that the Bible tells us to speak up for those who can not and the importance of helping the poor.  


The children followed up the assembly with great work in class to consolidate their initial learning.



We had a wonderful presentation from Max Elgot from The Passage who informed us of the plight of the homeless people in London at this time. 




On Thursday 7th December 2023 we wore Christmas Jumpers to school to raise money for the passage.




We are still counting the total that we raised (December 8th 2023)

Loving God,

We come together to thank you for our world. You created our world so that everyone may have enough but there are those who do not have enough.

Help us to follow the example of Your Son, Jesus Christ, and reach out our hands to those in need.