Each fortnight we have a St Swithun’s Star which is linked to our school mission statement or Gospel reading. We work towards the St Swithun’s Star in our classes. Each Friday two classes choose a Mission Hero who reflects our St Swithun’s Star and we celebrate the Mission Heroes in assembly.
Leopards and Panthers classes looked at the St Swithun’s Star ‘Learn from our mistakes’.
“In 1920 Walt Disney worked for a newspaper. He was fired from his job for not being creative enough. Walt didn’t give up!
He continued designing cartoons and taking them to newspapers to see if they would print them. Many people turned him away and said things like Mickey Mouse looked too scary or big. Instead of giving up, he listened to their advice and made changes until he finally struck gold!”
“Doubting Thomas was a man who doubted that Jesus rose from the dead. Thomas said that unless he saw the wounds on Jesus’ body he would not believe it was actually him. Jesus came to him a week later and showed him his wounds and told him to believe. Thomas asked for forgiveness and then dedicated his life to travelling and spreading the Gospel. From this we have learned that we should never doubt God no matter what happens. We think Thomas is like Bonnie the bounceback bear as he learned from his mistake and didn’t do it again.”
Last week Seahorses and Dolphins Class chose Mission Heroes for our new St Swithun’s Star ‘Little things can make a big difference’.
Mr Hadley is like ‘Molly the Make a Difference Monkey’ because he does lots of little jobs that make a huge difference to us. Some of the jobs Mr Hadley does for us are:
• Removing our laminate faces out of our radiator for us
• He puts salt on the ground so that we don’t fall over
• He fixes things when they’re broken
• He helps to keep the school clean and tidy
• He gets rid of fox poo
Thank you Mr Hadley, you make a huge difference to our school.”
“The Royal Voluntary Service volunteer in hospitals and do not get paid to help! Did you know they:
1) Give company to people, especially the elderly or those who don’t have family
2) Give food and water to people, this helps the nurses to do their job
3) They help patients who do not have transport to get home