Campion School, Hornchurch – RE Day

campion hand printsDuring the first session, students from Yr 13 discussed their Christian response to poverty around the world, looking at the gap between rich and poor and the cycle of poverty.

After the break, campaign volunteer Pauline Spratt spoke about the Climate Justice campaign and the causes and effect of a changing climate on the world’s poorest people. Students then took part in the “Get Handy” campaign action, writing their messages to Gordon Brown ahead of the talks in Copenhagen and their own commitments to help tackle climate change.Campion encyclical

In the afternoon students were invited to be “Pope for the Day” and to look at issues, including poverty and climate change, and how these issues may be addressed. Other issues included unemployment, racism, conflict, trade and HIV and AIDS. Read the Campion Encyclical here.

During the morning Mass was said by newly ordained Fr Mark Reilly, a Campion old boy.

CAFOD volunteer Pauline Spratt, Fr Mark Reilly and Head of RE Miss Hynes

CAFOD volunteer Pauline Spratt, Fr Mark Reilly and Head of RE Miss Hynes

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