After listening to music from Cesar Lopez, a peace activist in Colombia, students were invited to write a short poem, rap or song about an issue they felt strongly about.
Issues ranged from bullying, poverty, domestic abuse and racism in football to women’s rights. Having only 15 minutes to do this we were really impressed with the creativity.
At the end of the session, students were invited to sign a letter to Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State for International Development asking the government to ensure the aid budget includes support for small businesses overseas. You can also take email action here >>After Lent Fast Day assemblies to all year groups at St John Payne School, Chelmsford, Year 10’s also took part in the Getting down to Business action. They were asked to think about their Christian response – where does their faith fit into this – we are all part of a global community. Our actions have a global effect and we all have a responsibility to seek the common good.
Thank you to schools volunteers Peter Jones (St Thomas More), Sean O’Leary, Pauline Spratt and Kate Cook (St John Payne).