These are the thoughts of some of the Sixth Formers of St Francis of Assisi Catholic College on the schools workshop preceding the Romero Mass at St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham last week.
Harry played the shopkeeper in the role-play game and had to guide the students in exchanging the buckets they carried on their heads for water or other goods. Harry says” I had an enjoyable time being the shopkeeper exchanging ‘buckets’ for water. I found the day informative about the work and mission of CAFOD.”
Several of the group led teams of younger students from different schools. Hollie said, “I enjoyed working with the different students and found the day interesting.” Whereas Niamh enjoyed “discussing different opinions” in the groups and Erin really appreciated ” being in a different working experience”.
Eliza was impressed that the workshop showed her the “Clear links between faith and action.” Alice found “It was interesting to reflect on what we take for granted, such as water, which people in less developed countries are desperate for.”
For Jack and Megan, the high point was learning about Romero. Jack says ” I gained a greater understanding of who was Oscar Romero and his work for justice and equality in San Salvador” and Megan added, “Through the activities and discussion today, we have thought about how lucky we are in our own lives and the impact of Oscar Romero on other people’s lives”
Our thanks to all the team from St Francis of Assisi School in Aldridge.