I love Term 3. It is a busy term in my Chaplaincy life – but an exciting one, as the CARE lessons, assemblies and chapel services focus on Social Justice. According to Wikipedia, Social Justice is ‘The ability people have to realize their potential in the society where they live.’ In CARE classes we have defined Social Justice as ‘Fairness for all people.’ I love to think that when we unite together, we can bring about change in people’s lives so that they can have some chance of realising their potential through improved health care, access to education, clean water, healthy and abundant food, safe shelter and social security.
There will be many different ways students will be encouraged to be consider how we can make a difference through our actions. I encourage families to chat around the dinner table about the areas in our world where injustice is found and how we can adequately respond.
‘Jesus said… “you give them something to eat!”’ Matthew 14:16
A message for Junior School Kew
On Monday 5 August, as the whole Junior School Kew community, we have the opportunity to spend most of the day learning more about how poverty affects many children in developing countries. We will have interactive sessions run in House groups by International Needs and House staff. Every child will be challenged to eat simply, use water thoughtfully and turn off screens to raise sponsorship money to keep children in school. More details will be given in Daily Messages.
Janine de Paiva
Junior School Chaplain