Advent starts on the 1st December and is the special time in the run up to Christmas. This year a Christian charity called MAF has inspired the RE department to focus our advent assembly on helping others.
Who is MAF?
MAF is a Christian charity who want to use advent to raise awareness of the work they do and they want to encourage you to be charitable and support others at this time of year. MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) started in 1945 after World War II. A man called Stuart King was an aircraft engineer in World War II. He and a couple of other pilots were Christians and believed that God loves all people around the world, and that everyone deserves help when they need it. After the war, they wanted planes to be used to help people, rather than hurting them. So, the men raised money to buy 1 plane, flew to 1 country in Africa, and started helping people. Today, MAF work with over 2000 other charities to fly small planes to help people in 26 isolated countries by bringing those in need medicine, food and shelter.
How it has inspired us?
This advent we are going to support the local community by providing food and essentials to those who need it most. We have paired up with the food bank at the Booths store in Penwortham. Each year group will help by bringing in foods and products so we can help those in need, in our local area! The number of people needing the help of foodbanks has increased dramatically and the North West has the 2nd highest number of people using foodbanks in the UK. So, what could you donate?
Year 7 and 8: tinned goods and drinks
Year 9: packets e.g. cereal, instant noodles, cereal bars etc.
Year 10 and 11: Toiletries and baby products
We are very grateful for any donations made. To donate please bring items in to form and pass them to form tutors!
MAF have created a range of creative advent/winter crafts! From baking to making things, from something Christian to a good hot a chocolate recipe, there is something for everyone! The crafts booklet has been put on all KS3 forms Class Charts.
We want you to have a go at one/some/all of those activities then either bring in your craft or take a picture of you/your family enjoying it at home! The three best crafts completed in each year group will win prizes! Entries can be submitted to Miss Hollier or Miss Brooks by 17.12.20.