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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OzeoMZTUXc This week is a very exciting one in school. Firstly, we have Lenten Fundraising on Thursday. This has always been a major highlight in the life of the school and this year we’re hoping to raise more than ever. Over the last few weeks we’ve had the chance to understand just what Almsgiving is all about and just how important it is to give what we have. This week we’re going to put it into action.
We’ve also got some very special Acts of Worship on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. 6th form students are going to be representing the major political parties and trying to convince you to vote for them. That’s because this week we’ll be holding a mock election! On Thursday you’ll have the chance to vote and make your voice heard!
Of course, not everyone is going to be eligible to vote in the General Election. There is however an election that everyone CAN take part in – an election for the Youth Parliament. On Thursday, for our PSHCE, you’ll have the chance to vote on 4 manifestos for the upcoming youth parliament and actually put democracy into action.
But what has all this go to do with our prayer resources?! It’s a good question but actually an easy one to answer. The choices we make about how we live our lives and ultimately about how our country is run can be inspired and guided by our faith and our values. Our ethos can help us make the right decisions for our own lives and for the lives of others. You can choose to make a real difference on Thursday to the lives of people who really need it. You can choose to get involved with the world around you and choose the issues that effect you. Maybe most importantly, you can choose to listen to your heart and listen to God to make the right choices every day.
Make sure the first thing you do is watch “Word of the Week” so you know what’s going on and then each time you discuss and engage with the prayer resources leave your comments using the comments box below so you can come back to it and continue the discussion.
The big question will allow everyone in the form to vote on certain topics and will build over the week to reflect what people are thinking.
(Don’t forget Thursday’s is still PSHCE so check that out at the bottom of the page too!)
Check out this week’s ‘Word of the week’ httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv5dsjsLuoI&
As it’s all about choices make your choice on this:
You are an eyewitness to a crime: A man has robbed a bank, but instead of keeping the money for himself, he donates it to a poor orphanage that can now afford to feed, clothe, and care for its children. You know who committed the crime. If you go to the authorities with the information, there’s a good chance the money will be returned to the bank, leaving a lot of kids in need. What do you do? [total-poll id=6138]
Over the week give each person a chance to vote and then on Friday have a look at the results!
Do you think the upcoming TV debates should include all parties with seats in parliament? Should David Cameron and Ed Miliband have a head to head debate as it’s likely one of the two will be our next Prime Minister?
Express your thoughts in the comments box below.
Each day you’ll be able to see what other people are thinking in the other forms and have a chance to respond with your thoughts/comments. Come back to the discussion each morning if you can!
Following on from last weeks video – here is what you can do with £30. Can your form raise that this week?
Form time AoW should always start and end with the Sign of the Cross.
Each day when you’ve finished your discussion/activities spend a few moments in silence to think about the day ahead.
If anybody has anything or anyone they would lie to pray for then don’t be afraid to share this with everyone before your end your form time AoW.
You might even want to create a prayer box that you can put intentions into each week if you don’t feel like saying it out loud.
For PSHCE this week we’re taking a break from the norm and looking at how we can put democracy into action. Pope Francis called young people to have courage and make noise to take a look at this and make your voice heard!
You may not all be able to vote in the General Election but you can vote for candidates in the Youth Parliament. Eloise de Sousa is an activate member and shes got 3 prospective candidates manifestos to vote on.
Have a read of the polices below, take a vote in your forms and leave your totals in the comments box below Remember – your vote counts! you can find out more about Youth Parliament here: