To finish our RE work this term, we invited Ben, from Colchester Road Baptist Church, to join us in our RE lesson. He used a story mat to tell us the story of Jesus's life and explain in what way Jesus's life was like a mission. He described to us his own experiences of mission as a Christian, including helping out at soup kitchens and in youth clubs.
After Ben left, we discussed ways that we as a class, as a school and as individuals have helped to 'mend our broken world' and to 'bring light into the lives of others' in the same way Jesus did. We talked about the fact that we had done lots of fundraising this term, for Children in Need, and that we were collecting food for FIND. We decided to make it our mission from now until the end of term to 'bring light into the lives of others' through small gestures such as smiling at them, saying thank you and giving compliments, or lending a helping hand.
We have really enjoyed our RE over this term!