What we do at Holy Cross?
As part of our Schools of Sanctuary work, Year 6 pupils wrote a letter to our local MP Andrew Mitchell about the proposed Nationality and Borders Bill. In opposition of the bill, Y6 pupils took part in an event at the Birmingham Town Hall to discuss the impact this bill could have those vulnerable people seeking refuge in the UK.
Together for Refugees - The Orange Heart Campaign
To show that here at Holy Cross we support Refugees every child in school decorated an orange heart, which was then displayed in our class journals for everyone to see.
The orange heart is a symbol of the Together with Refugees campaign and represents compassion for people fleeing war and persecution. Inspired by the refugee nation flag, and the colours of a lifebelt, the heart symbolises hope and kindness.
We also wrote prayers for the refugees and spent time in collective worship lifting these requests to God.