St. Mary's, Astley, Year 7

The Animate team spent two days working with the year 7’s of St. Mary’s, Astley as part of their ‘Welcome Conference’.

The first part of the day focused on how the young people are a part of a new community. We looked at how, in order for the community to work, they needed to work together with each other and how they need to be selfless rather than selfish.

After break, we began to look at the gifts and talents that the young people have. Through this session, we spoke about how they needed to be ‘light for the world’ as we are told in Matthew’s Gospel.

The day ended with a time of prayer and a chance to sing one of our favourite songs – ‘Trading my sorrows’.

It was a fantastic two days, and we wish you all the best for your time at St. Mary’s.