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Solidarity and the Common Good

 

Solidarity means that we are interested in the good of all, even of people nobody thinks about because they have no voice and no power. The goods of the earth are there for everyone. The common good consists not only of the material or external good of all human beings; it also includes the comprehensive good of the human being, including even the spiritual good.

The common good of society is not an end in itself. It is only part of a bigger picture, the ultimate end of which is God. 

Y1 have loved the story ‘That Fruit is Mine’ and really grasped the message of focusing on ‘ours’ (and not just our own!) We have worked together as a team to create our Year 1 class family art work; collected our own used toys to share with others and have focussed on the very special messages of showing love and friendship to all people in Jesus’ teaching in The Good Samaritan.

Y3 have been working extremely hard this week. Weโ€™ve written letters to Father Stefan telling him all about how the apostles shared their possessions in Acts 4:32. Our action this week is to recycle our lunch waste, not only around school but also in class. We have researched people in history who have changed the world for the benefit of all such as Martin Luther King & Marcus Rashford.

Year 6 have worked really hard this week in our solidarity and the common good lessons. We explored Fratelli Tutti and thought about how we can apply it in our own lives. We wrote raps about solidarity and thought about how we can show solidarity in EBL to make our world a greener place.

Today, we had the privilege of working alongside volunteers at the Halesowen Welcome Group, as part of our Catholic Social Teaching, supporting those less fortunate than ourselves!  ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™ 

Solidarity of the Common Good in the classrooms

Y5 redesigned our school logo and wrote pledges to stand in solidarity with others!

Y5 have been researching which scientists have worked for the common good!

Solidarity of the Common Good! These boys came to celebrate their rap that they created for CST with me this afternoon! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• So proud! Can’t wait to see what music they add to it next week! โ˜บ๏ธ

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The children in Year 2 discussed how we can create peace and what peace means to us as part of our Solidarity and the common good week. The children created beautiful posters on what peace means to them. They have also been using their artistic talents to create a painting to illustrate solidarity.

 

As part of our Catholic Social Teaching week on Solidarity and the Common Good, Y5 are researching how and where CAFOD works for the good of all people! 


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