Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Justice Seeking

This month, we are looking at the throughline Justice Seeking
This morning, we gathered at chapel in our GIFT (Growing In Faith Together) groups. 
These are multi grade groups and we 7
get together many times throughout the year for various activities. 

Each person was given the task to draw a picture of themselves with the supplies they were give and put it on the wall in the 10 minute time limit.

It didn't take us long to notice that each group had been given different supplies:

A few groups had only one crayon for the whole group.
 Some groups got to work at tables and had enough scissors from each person. Some groups even had stickers, glue and construction paper!

The results were varied!

Then we discussed what our reactions were with our GIFT group.

Then we discussed who in this activity would have more choices in life.
It was easy to see in this illustration that those with more resources would have more options and opportunity in life. 

This video then got us thinking about the differences of children around the world.
 We tried to identify which group we represented in our colouring activity in the video:

What is just? 
We read Psalm 82:3,4:
Defend the weak and the fatherless;
uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

The Bible tells us that we need to be aware of injustice and do what we can to 
seek justice in the world around us.
Students were then told that some students around the world don't have electricity which can affect learning. Lanterns in Bangladesh cost $5. 

Our students were provided the opportunity to rake leaves at recess. For each bag of leaves raked from our school yard, the student fund will give $2.50 towards purchasing new lanterns for students in Bangladesh. 
(Our student fund is funded primarily through the cheese sale that the students have just completed.)

At recess, many students got to work. 

The first recess alone, the students raked 16 bags!

They have four recesses to gather as many leaves as they can. 

Justice seeking in small and large ways!

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