Diversity- The Becket (11th-14th October)

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Our Word of the Week this week is

DIVERSITY

28th week of Ordinary Time

Black History Month gives everyone the opportunity to share, celebrate and understand the impact of black heritage and culture. It also serves as a reminder of the incredible beauty of our diverse communities. It inspires us to celebrate our differences and recognise that we are all unique and important parts of the Body of Christ.

Think this week about what you bring to your community and just how much you receive from those around you.

Act of Worship Timetable this week:

Tuesday – Teresa House Live AOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx8VXFCE8CQ

Bernadette – https://www.loom.com/share/ea6a9ebaa8384d7988d244ab9ca84325

Edmund – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cpv5K4ykH2sL6icgB349kJVGsQnPiDD5/view?usp=sharing

Robert – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZpXJTKsGnoDJsURo5iLje7X2H5wsPS3J/view?usp=sharing

Wednesday – Patrick House AOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJk2SSM9Ux4

Thursday – Nicholas House Live AOW https://youtu.be/UGi5KlCsssA

Notices and AOW

Act of Worship Timetable this week:

Tuesday – Teresa House Live AOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx8VXFCE8CQ

Bernadette – https://www.loom.com/share/ea6a9ebaa8384d7988d244ab9ca84325

Edmund – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cpv5K4ykH2sL6icgB349kJVGsQnPiDD5/view?usp=sharing

Robert – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZpXJTKsGnoDJsURo5iLje7X2H5wsPS3J/view?usp=sharing

Wednesday – Patrick House AOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJk2SSM9Ux4

Thursday – Nicholas House Live AOW

 

Chaplaincy:

  • The chapel is open at lunchtime Monday- Thursday this week! Everyone is welcome. There will be no lunchtime Mass this week.
  • On the first day back we are due to celebrate our All Saints Day Mass, if you would like to help out with this Mass – reading or writing prayers, singing or playing music, altar serving or helping with other Mass parts please come down to the chapel at break or lunchtime!
  • If you’d like to be a part of the chaplaincy team, please visit Joe and Ruth in the chapel! If you haven’t handed back your applications yet, make sure you do it before Thursday.

Black History Month: 

  • During Wednesday or Thursday’s form time you will be taking part in a quiz linked to the new Black Britons display boards outside the History (A floor near the staffroom) and Geography classrooms (C floor). Make sure you get familiar with the boards to learn more about black history in Britain!
  • Black Heroes Competition! Deadline: 14th October 
    Who is your black hero?

    • Written competition, they can do it however they want, for example a rap, poem, creative writing or just an explanation
    • It will be judged by English teachers- they are looking for convincing or creative explanations of your Black Hero
    • Deadline last day of this half term (14th Oct)
    • Entries to be given to reception/student services
    • £10 Amazon voucher for each Key Stage Winner- 3, 4 and 5. £20 for whole school winner!
    • Winners will be announced when we return from October half term
    • You could look at the displays around school or visit the library for ideas

Leader/Young person: “Good morning, let us start our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.”

All:  “In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.”

This week’s Word of the Week video comes to us from the Key Stage Four Chaplaincy Team at The Trinity School! They are thinking all about diversity, what it means, and why it is important to our communities…

“So there is no difference between Jews and Gentiles, between slaves and free people, between men and women; you are all one in union with Christ Jesus.”

Galatians 3:28 GNT

WORD OF THE WEEK VIDEO

Discuss in your form rooms and answer one of the questions below in the comments box:

What are the benefits of having a diverse community?

Why should we as Catholics promote diversity?

Where in the Bible does it talk about promoting diversity/inclusion?

What different languages, cultures and ethnicities do you have in your form group?

Remember every comment in the comments box wins your house house points!

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Leader/Young person – “Let us Pray together…”

Heavenly Father,

who created everyone in your image, we thank you for the wonderful diversity of races and cultures in this world.

Enrich our lives by ever-widening circles of friendship and show us your presence in those who differ from us, until our knowledge of your love is made perfect in our love for all your children.

Amen.

 

Let us pray our school prayer together…

Leader/Young person: “We end our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.”

All:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Leader/Young person: “Good morning, let us start our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.”

All:  “In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.”

This morning we are going to take some time listening to and reflecting on the Gospel that was read in Sunday’s Mass. Our reflection this week is led by Luke, a new chaplain in our Trust!

Have a think about how you think the scripture links to the theme of Diversity…

GOSPEL REFLECTION VIDEO 

Carlo Acutis is going to be the new patron saint of the IT department! So let’s remind ourselves why Carlo was made a saint last year by clicking on the link below…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ0p_3o-uMc

Leader/Young person – “Let us Pray together…”

O God , we thank you for giving us Carlo, a model of life for young people, and a message of love for all. You made him fall in love with your son Jesus, making the Eucharist his path to heaven. Look above all upon the poor, whom he loved and assisted. Grant me too, through his intercession, the grace that I need to bring Christ to the people around me. And make our joy full, raising Carlo among the saints of your Church, so that his smile shines again for us to the glory of your name. Amen.

 

Let us pray our school prayer together…

 

Leader/Young person: “We end our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.”

All:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Leader/Young person: “Good morning, let us start our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.”

All:  “In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.”

Today let us read and reflect on this piece of scripture…

One Body in Christ | Romans 12:4-5 | Tricia Goyer – Sarah's Attic Of Treasures

 

This morning we have a Black Britons Quiz for you to complete in your form groups. Write down your answers and then mark your answers together as a form. Don’t forget to comment how many questions you answered correctly to win your house points!

Black Britons Quiz - QUESTIONS!

Black Britons quiz – complete the quiz in your form groups and comment below how many answers you got correct to win house points!

  1. Mary Seacole was Britain’s first black nurse and treated soldiers during the Crimean War.

Where was she from?

  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Jamaica
  • Barbados

 2. Arthur Wharton was the first black Briton to do what in 1886?

  • Be a serving policeman
  • Play professional football
  • Play professional cricket
  • Work as a court judge
  1. In 1987 who was the first British Black model to be on the front cover of Vogue?
  • Beyonce
  • Michelle Obama
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Evelyn Dove
  1. Who was the first black Roman Emperor, who came to Britain to visit Hadrian’s wall?
  • Emperor Claudius
  • Julius Caesar
  • Emperor Constantine
  • Septimius Severus
  1. Who was the first black man to vote in Britain in 1774?
  • Ignatius Sancho
  • Oludah Equiano
  • Walter Tull
  • Trevor McDonal

 

6. What remains of the lady of North African descent whose body was dated to the 4th century?

  • Her jeweled necklace
  • An ivory bangle
  • Her woven shoes
  • Her metal tiara

7. In what century did Mary Prince publish a book about her life in Britain and the hardship of slavery?

  • 1700s
  • 1900s
  • 1800s
  • 1600s

8. Who was one of the first mixed race female aristocrats in Britain? (We know this because of famous painting of her from 1761).

  • Lady Mary Gallow
  • Dido Elizabeth Belle
  • Beatrice Penelope Long
  • Rose Fanny Price

9. Who was the organiser of the first Notting Hill Carnival in 1959?

  • Malorie Blackman
  • Dianne Abbot
  • Claudia Jones
  • Rose Hudson

 

10. Who was awarded a knighthood for journalism in 1999?

  • Sir Trevor McDonald
  • Sir Mo Farah
  • Sir James Black
  • Sir Ian Chadwick

Click on the tab below to check your answers!

Black Britons Quiz - answers!

Black Britons quiz – complete the quiz in your form groups and comment below how many answers you got correct to win house points!

  1. Mary Seacole was Britain’s first black nurse and treated soldiers during the Crimean War.

Where was she from?

  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Jamaica
  • Barbados

 2. Arthur Wharton was the first black Briton to do what in 1886?

  • Be a serving policeman
  • Play professional football
  • Play professional cricket
  • Work as a court judge
  1. In 1987 who was the first British Black model to be on the front cover of Vogue?
  • Beyonce
  • Michelle Obama
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Evelyn Dove
  1. Who was the first black Roman Emperor, who came to Britain to visit Hadrian’s wall?
  • Emperor Claudius
  • Julius Caesar
  • Emperor Constantine
  • Septimius Severus
  1. Who was the first black man to vote in Britain in 1774?
  • Ignatius Sancho
  • Oludah Equiano
  • Walter Tull
  • Trevor McDonal

 

6. What remains of the lady of North African descent whose body was dated to the 4th century?

  • Her jeweled necklace
  • An ivory bangle
  • Her woven shoes
  • Her metal tiara

7. In what century did Mary Prince publish a book about her life in Britain and the hardship of slavery?

  • 1700s
  • 1900s
  • 1800s
  • 1600s

8. Who was one of the first mixed race female aristocrats in Britain? (We know this because of famous painting of her from 1761).

  • Lady Mary Gallow
  • Dido Elizabeth Belle
  • Beatrice Penelope Long
  • Rose Fanny Price

9. Who was the organiser of the first Notting Hill Carnival in 1959?

  • Malorie Blackman
  • Dianne Abbot
  • Claudia Jones
  • Rose Hudson

 

10. Who was awarded a knighthood for journalism in 1999?

  • Sir Trevor McDonald
  • Sir Mo Farah
  • Sir James Black
  • Sir Ian Chadwick

 

Leader/Young person – “Let us Pray together…”

Loving God,

We thank you for the significance of this month.
We lift up and thank you for our Black brothers and sisters who have shaped history.
We thank you for the opportunity to learn and reflect particularly at this time, here and now.
We pray for open hearts and minds,
And spirits willing to learn and be transformed by you.
May this month be a time of curiosity and sharing,
Conversations and celebrations,
Challenge and encouragement.
Amen!

 

Let us pray our school prayer together…

Have a great half term everyone!

Leader/Young person: “We end our prayer by making the Sign of the Cross.”

All: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

 

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