The true meaning of compassion involves a tangible expression of love for those who are suffering. Compassion is not just an awareness of another person’s suffering. It moves beyond a simple desire to reduce suffering. Compassion gets involved. A compassionate person recognizes the suffering of others and then takes action to help. There are lots of examples of Bible stories where Jesus had compassion on people for example when he healed the paralyzed man. There are also many examples of people from today or the past who have lived out their Christian faith and showed compassion to others for example, Mother Teresa, Marcus Rashford and many others.
Debbie from NISCU led a lovely worship based on Colossians 3 verse 12 . She explored what it means to 'clothe' ourselves with compassion and how that helps us to treat other people well.
Helping the people of Ukraine
When we heard what was happening in the Ukraine, the children really wanted to do something to help and so we organised a collection of items to send to the Ukraine and to the neighbouring countries who were looking after the refugees. The children sorted the items to make it easier for the volunteers at IAT. A few weeks later, Julie came into school and led worship for us and showed us lots of pictures and told us what had happened to all the items that we had given. It was very moving to see the pictures of how difficult things are for the Ukrainians right now.
Writing letters of support to the children of Ukraine.
The children then wrote letters to the Ukrainian children offering their thoughts and prayers to them. These were sent by IAT for us.
Brain Tumour Research
Brain Tumour Research is a charity which is very close to our heart and throughout the year, we have done several fund raising activities to help to support the vital research work done by this charity.
The Sponsored Run
The School Council first suggested that they would like to organise a sponsored run to raise money for Brain Tumour Research. So a sponsored run was organised on the field where each child aimed to run 1 mile around the field and then continue to run at home. All the miles that were run were added together with the target being to match the number of miles that John Robinson ( Charlie's dad) was cycling as he travelled from Lands End to John O Groats. It was a very exciting morning when he and his 12 friends passed through Bilsborrow and were able to stop off at our school so that we could wave and cheer them on.