Schools share signs of faith, hope and love

A message for pupils from the staff of St George’s CE Primary, New Mills A message for pupils from the staff of St George’s CE Primary, New Mills

Dr Alison Brown, acting director of education, writes:

At the end of April I asked all 111 of our church schools to send me anything that they considered to be a sign of faith hope and love.

I kept hearing snippets of news of the sorts of things schools were doing to support the children and families in their care.

I wanted to build a montage to give an overview of the wonderful work that is going on in our Church schools that is evidence of some aspect of faith, hope and love.

Those snippets of news changed to a large and deeply humbling, encouraging and inspiring catalogue of creative and compassionate ways of showing God’s love.

>> See pictures of the church schools' signs of faith, hope and love

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On top of having to cope with new ways of living and working during the pandemic with all the added stress and demands, our school leaders and staff were finding ways of serving their school community so all could flourish.

They were tapping into their Christian vision and finding new ways to express it.

This has continued to the present time.

As lockdown measures lift and schools are able to welcome back more pupils into the building they are paying great attention to helping children feel safe, welcomed and secure.

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This is evident from one of our infant schools using rainbows on the floor to make our social distancing.

The Head Teacher was concerned about the possibility of how sterile and scary school environments could become.

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A member of staff came up with the idea of rainbow markings which of course are much more time consuming to mark out than the usual 2m stickers but “This is a familiar symbol to children and will help them to see that these markings are there because we love and care for one another…‘Follow the rainbow road’”.

So, thank you to all our school leaders and staff for being and showing signs of faith, hope and love.

thank you nhs in chalk at breadsall school

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