Chaplaincy & Services | Posted 16.06.2016

SMH shows solidarity with refugees

Representatives from Aid to the Church in Need visited Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall on Tuesday June 14th. Dr Caroline Hull and Miss Kitty Hanley helped pupils in Year 7 to understand the plight of children who are displaced or who become refugees. They told the children that refugees are given enormous hope when they know that someone cares and is thinking and praying for them.

In response, the pupils created their section of the Wall of Hope, inspired by the image of a tree drawn on the Street of Hope in Homs, which lists on its leaves the names of people who have been killed in the Christian quarter of Homs. They made a tree that was full of hope and solidarity. On its leaves they wrote their own names and messages of encouragement. They also placed folded paper flowers and doves all over the branches to create a stunning symbol of love for all those suffering in the Middle East.