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Option for the Poor and Vulnerable


In the Gospel of Matthew (25:31–46), Jesus describes the last judgment, saying that we will be judged based on how we treat the poorest and most vulnerable members of society. Throughout the Scriptures, Jesus spends time with the sick and outcast, revealing a special love for those most in need. The Catholic social teaching principle Option for the Poor and Vulnerable encourages us to imitate Christ’s love for the poor by working to create a society where the needs of the poor are always considered first.



Y2 have been writing biographies about our class Saint- St. Teresa of Calcutta. What an amazing example of helping the poor and vulnerable she was 💙

In art, Y2 have been creating Somalian landscapes using oil pastels. We thought about the dry ground and how it is hard to grown crops and feed animals in Somalia. We said a prayer and thought about those who may be hungry or thirsty because of the dry landscape.

Y2 were thinking about the poor and vulnerable in geography this afternoon, by comparing their life with the life of a child in Somalia 🧡

Pre-school are learning about our CST focus through the act of sharing to ensure there is enough for everyone. We shared the story of Poppy who represents this focus, the children showed their understanding and care for homeless people by making Poppy her very own nest.

We raised an amazing £163.50 on our wear it orange day to show solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers. All donations are going to The Halesowen Welcome Group. Thank you so much for your generosity! 🧡

Pre-school have hung their hearts with their messages for the Refugees, welcoming and sharing their love for all the people in need 🧡

Year 2 hung their beautiful messages of solidarity for refugees and asylum seekers on our fences around school today! We are a school of welcome and sanctuary 🧡

Mrs Turner took the choir down to the Halesowen Welcome Group to spread some festive joy and boy, did they! They were AMAZING and left everyone with huge smiles on their faces! Thank-you! 🎶

Yesterday at OLSK we marked World Day of the Poor through child led collective worship and learning in class. Our children were so reverent, respectful and empathetic, truly building the kingdom through CST! ❤️

Year Three focussed on World Day of the Poor today. We began our day with child-led collective worship and then wrote our own psalms in RE.

The whole school have been so generous in donating Christmas presents for the children of the Welcome Group so they have a gift to open on Christmas Day 🧡

In science, Y6 have been learning about nutrition. We used our knowledge to plan meals for a family on a low income. We had to think about keeping the meals healthy but also affordable!

We had a great time with the members of the SVP this morning; coffee in the town! 🥳The Mini Vinnies shared all the plans to support the homeless in our community during the next half term! 🙏💕🙏 Thank you to the staff at Costa for making us so welcome!