Global Citizens come to visit08.02.2012
In Live2Learn Year 7 students are currently learning about what it means to be a global citizen.
On Friday 3rd February, to demonstrate how we can be Global Citizens several members of staff gave presentations about how they help others in this country and around the world. Examples included serving food at a kitchen for the homeless, taking groups of people to Lourdes and sponsoring children in third world countries.
The highlight of the morning was the presentation given by a Pastor Steve Foster and his wife from the New Life Church in Warrington. They were introduced to the classes by Mrs Doreen Fowler, who gave a brief talk about what Pastor Steve Foster and his wife had done since 1985 and why she supported the work they had done and were continuing to do for the people of the Philippines.
The Pastor and his wife started their story by telling how the sold their home, car and possessions and went with their two young children to work as missionaries in the Philippines.
They described the difficult conditions they worked in, their housing and the work they did over ten years to help some of the poorest communities in the country, helping to provide education, build churches and provide food and shelter for different groups.
Students also learnt about the culture and traditions of the Philippines and a number of students who successfully answered questions at the end of the presentations took away prizes of goods made by the people of the communities who the pastor had worked amongst.
From Pastor Steve’s fascinating story, the students gained a real sense of what it means to be a Global Citizen and how we can learn from the experiences of others around the world and in our own communities.