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Year 8 Day Retreats 2013

The year 8’s recently spent a day on retreat, the day’s activities and reflections were based around The Beatitudes...

Year 8 Day Retreats 2013

 

The year 8’s recently spent a day on retreat, the day’s activities and reflections were based around The Beatitudes, to start the day  we thought about The Beatitudes fit into our lives and what steps we can take towards God and to build our relationship with him. The day also involved some singing, some playing games as well as a meditation and reflection on God’s unending love for us. Each form made their own cross to take away as a reminder to have in form that no matter what, even times when we might struggle to follow Jesus’ teachings for example The Beatitudes, that doesn’t change the love he has for us. Our sharing activity earlier in the day involved us drawing pictures for each Beatitude and linking that to an aspect of our life, for ‘Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy’ we drew a hand as a symbol of us reaching out to those who we need to show forgiveness too, and so we each put a handprint around the cross as a sign of us reaching out for God’s love.