Ethos Group - serving as Jesus would
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Our Ethos group consists of ten Year 5 and Year 6 children dedicated to leading our school community in doing Jesus' work in and around St Paul's, Brinnington, as well as promoting and evaluating our status as a Christian school with Jesus at the centre. We meet weekly to plan assemblies and specific faith activities, such as our faith week and to advise staff on how to create spiritual spaces around school inside and out, that best serve all our children and staff.
We are looking forward to working closely with our new vicar to deliver exciting, thought-provoking and encouraging assemblies. We have recently evaluated our classroom spaces to ensure they have welcoming and useful Reflection areas, clear displays on our Christian value for the half term and demonstrate our distinctly Christian ethos in line with our school Vision Statement.
We are also looking to work closely with our School Council on charity events and fundraising to ensure they reflect our Christian values and ethos. For example, we are looking at ways to support the Afghan refugees who have recently arrived in Stockport.
Our Ethos Group for 2021-22
We have just completed our assembly series for our Harvest Festival celebration 2021. Our theme was Food Glorious Food and we challenged our school to think about where the food can be found around the world. We shared that the continents that have the largest populations have the least food, such as Asia and Africa. In contrast, the continents with smaller populations have the most food. For example, North America has HALF of the world's food and less than a tenth of the world's population.
We think that is really unfair!
But, we thought about what Jesus would do and then made some suggestions on what we can do to help. Have a look at our slides to see what we suggested.
Please click on the links below to read the minutes from our latest meetings.