Torch of Prayer


As you are aware, the Torch of Prayer is travelling round all schools in the Salford Diocese to recognise and celebrate all the countries participating in the Olympic Games this summer.
Each school is praying for the country they have been allocated, and learning about the geography, culture and traditions of that country. St Philip’s received the Torch of Prayer from St Anne’s Crumpsall, who presented a beautiful assembly on Singapore. They left a generous gift of bookmarks for every child in our school, depicting messages and greetings in Chinese writing (one of Singapore’s main languages) with personal note on the reverse.
We then travelled to St Thomas of Canterbury to present our assembly on Palestine. The assembly was vibrant, informative and hugely enjoyable – a particular thank you to Mrs McNeill, Mrs Aldred and the children who took part.
Over the last few weeks at St Philip’s, every class has been involved in the Torch of Prayer project and has been researching Palestine. The children have learnt that there is a strong tradition of art and craft, have made soap, candles, clay pots and plaques, learnt how to weave and appliqué, embroidered designs to symbolise crops and stitched images representing aspects of Palestinian culture, written poetry inspired by their research and learnt how to print ‘by hand’. We gave some examples of all our work as gifts to St Thomas’.

We hope you enjoy looking at the photos of our assembly!
Look out for the video which will be posted onto the Blog soon.

 Miss G Haigh
RE Co-ordinator

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