This afternoon, Year 5 had a workshop session with Taiye from the Red Cross. He explained to us about the role of the British Red Cross. We talked about the key vocabulary of empathy, migration, refugee and asylum seeker. We learned that empathy is the ability to imagine, understand and share the feelings or perspectives of others. By developing empathy, it can help us increase our awareness and understanding of others, our willingness to support others, and create more inclusive, resilient communities.
We listened to the account of Hamza’s journey as he was seeking asylum and wrote a feeling story and thought about how we would feel if we were in Hamza’s shoes. We also wrote a letter to someone who was new to our country.
As our final task, we considered if we were to do one thing differently about how we treat others from today, what could we do?
Many of the children had some very thoughtful ideas about what we had been working on and were a credit to St Alban’s as always.
During our end of day prayer, Esme said she had chosen The Ukraine as our place in the world to focus our thoughts because she had chosen a prayer that she believed was fitting. I hope you agree with Esme’s choice.
Prayer for the Afraid
Take care of those who live in war zones:
Afraid of noise,
afraid of silence:
Afraid for themselves,
afraid for others:
Afraid to stay,
afraid to go:
Afraid of living,
afraid of dying.
Give them peace in their hearts,
in their homes
and in their land.