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St Oswald’s Caritas goal for pupils

A group of senior pupils from St Oswald’s Secondary School in Glasgow are working hard towards their goal of achieving the 2014 Caritas Award.

St Oswald’s, a school for children with additional support needs, has enrolled four pupils for the Caritas Award programme, which encourages youngsters to strengthen their faith by assisting in their schools, parishes and communities. As part of their commitment to the award, St Oswald’s pupils Tammy Jo Palmer, Courtney Kerr, Samuel Scott and Martin McFarlane recently organised an inter-faith day at their school.

The pupils arranged for representatives of many religious communities to visit St Oswald’s and speak to pupils about their religious beliefs, faith and practices.

Following the great success of the inter-faith day, Jean Carroll, St Oswald’s religious education teacher, spoke of the pride and admiration she has for her pupils.

“The students have taken on board the meaning of caritas, ‘love,’ and they understand that in order to love the way Jesus intends us to, then we need to get to know our neighbours, and they believed that the inter-faith day was a good way to get to know our neighbours,” she said.

“The students contacted all the faiths that were represented and also did a follow up for confirmation of attendance. I am really proud of my students, they did themselves and the school proud.”

St Oswald’s pupil Usman Ahmed, who is pictured alongside the school’s Caritas group, assisted in the organisation of the inter-faith day.






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