Monthly Archives: December 2018


In today’s assembly we were shown this picture and asked a number of questions…

‘What do you see in the picture?’
‘Where are the people and what are they doing?’
‘What is the shop called?’
‘What do you think is sold in the shop’

We then found out that this shop opened in London a few years ago. In this shop people do not buy for themselves instead they buy things for refugees. We discussed what a refugee was and why they would need things and we talked about how nice it was to think of others at Christmas and how caring the people in the photograph were being. We found out that people had bought blankets and sleeping bags and that the shop had raised nearly £800,000 for refugees. We talked about how this picture shows what people in the UK think about refugees and we talked about what we can learn from the owners of the shop. The people buying gifts from the shop do not care about the race, religion or background of the refugees they just want to help.


In assembly today we looked at the beginning of Advent – we talked about what advent means and talked about the ‘waiting’ that happens in the lead up to Christmas. We talked about how Christians use advent as a time to reflect on the Christmas story and to think about the events that lead to Christmas day and the birth of Jesus. We also talked about how we are all waiting for good things to happen on Christmas day and how it would be nice to think about others on that day as well.