St. Luke's CE Primary School has always been a place of learning which encourages pupils to think of others.
Matthew 22:37-40 “Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
During recent years, pupils have been encouraged to consider who our neighbour really is........and as part of that journey we have used a Christian Aid resource to support our learning: Global Neighbours.
During the past few terms, we have been providing our pupils the opportunity through both RE, Worship and our Thematic Learning about poverty and inequality not just in their locality - but nationally and internationally. Learning has focussed upon famous courageous advocates, learning had addressed the threats to our global living such as plastic pollution, learning has given our pupils an insight into the lives of those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
During the Summer of 2019, we achieved BRONZE AWARD within Christian Aid's Global Neighbours award structure.
Since 2019, we have actively been supporting local, national and international causes and have strived to be 'agents of change'
During 2022/2023, the school selected Mercy Ships as the charity which we wanted to support.
Mercy Ships is a faith-based international development organisation that deploys hospital ships to some of the poorest countries in the world, delivering vital, free healthcare to people in desperate need.
Pupils and staff worked tirelessly through the year raising many thousands of pounds for Mercy Ships. Cake Sales....Silly Socks Day......A huge mural made of coins .....and even our Headteacher travelling to Northern Greenland to run a marathon in the North Pole - all which raised huge funds for Mercy Ships.
A marathon in at sub-zero temperatures during the night was challenging - but supported Mercy Ships. The expedition featured in the regular Mercy Ships magazine.
During 2023/2024, we have chosen Compassion as our charity for our school.
A number of activities have been planned to support this charity as we continue being Change Agents in support of those who are less fortunate in our world.