To mark the beginning of Advent, we each made an Advent Wreath to celebrate Jesus and the sacrifice he made for us.
Could you share what you have learnt about the Advent Wreath at home?
- Why is it a circle?
- Why is one candle pink?
- Why do we celebrate Advent?
We also discussed how we are going to help those less fortunate than ourselves in the lead up to Christmas.
The Passage is an important charity that carries out charitable work that supports homeless people across London. They have been working hard to help get people off the streets during this uncertain time. The Passage takes its values and ethos from the teachings and example of St Vincent De Paul, who believed in action rather than words and in hands-on service to vulnerable people. It therefore seems appropriate that fundraising for The Passage is the first task of our Mini Vinnie team this year! They will be working hard to tell people all about The Passage and reminding them to donate.
Fundraising will look at little different this year. We will not be bringing in food that will be donated like we normally do each year. Instead, we can help by visiting the following web page to donate money online. This money will go towards vital food vouchers. http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/RosaryPassage
The Passage are celebrating 40 years of of supporting homeless people in London. Let’s continue to support them as well!
As a school, we are also supporting CAFOD who are working hard to support those over seas. This year for Christmas Jumper Day on Wednesday 16th December, we are raising money for CAFOD and to buy real gifts for children and families in need. We have discussed the difference of receiving a gift we want and a gift we need to help us survive & as a class we have decided that we want to fundraise money to buy 5 ‘keep clean kits’ worth £6 each. More information will follow in a letter.