On Friday 4th October, P7b presented their Class Assembly to Parents and extended families on the subject of Stewardship.
Through exploring the concept of what Stewardship actually means, P7b collected and presented evidence that Christians are called by God to protect the natural world.
We started with a prayer:
The Earth is the Lord’s
And everything in it,
The world and all who live in it.
Help us to live with respect for the Earth.
To care for it and each other.
To use only what we need,
not what we want.
To consider the needs of people
living nearby and far away.
Help us to remember that
the Earth is ours on loan. Amen.
P7b wore yellow ribbons. Yellow is commonly seen as a symbol of hope and optimism. So, through their studies of Stewardship, the pupils in Primary 7b have been filled with great hope and optimism for our community and for our world and decided it would be a good idea to reflect this by wearing a splash of yellow.
Eilidh said, “Many of us act like the disintegration of the natural world is going to resolve itself. Or rather, won’t somebody else take care of it for us? A Christian response to this would be ‘NO!’, this is our responsibility, and not just the responsibility of some. It is the responsibility of all of humankind. After all, God left us the Earth in good faith that we would take care of his creation for him.”
As passages from the Bible reflect a Christian understanding of God’s role as creator and our role as guardians or stewards of that creation P7b looked in the Bible for evidence and found examples in the book of Psalms and the book of Genesis.
We also presented our findings regarding Greta Thunberg. At the end of our Assembly Mrs O’Connor made reference to Greta’s words, “No one is too small to make a difference,” as being the main message of P7b’s Class Assembly.
Rose stated, “We discussed her famous words and decided that it was a PUN. A pun is a play on words and what Greta really means is that we are never too little, and nor should we feel that we are not important enough to make a difference in the world.”
P7b went on to give concrete examples of how we can all do our best to be good stewards at home, in school, in our parish and our wider community.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for a most memorable Assembly.