23 Days - Lent 2017
We are setting our children, staff and families a challenge for the 23 school days in March, in recognition of Lent.
Lent is the 40 day period before Easter, starting on Ash Wednesday (the day after Shrove Tuesday – this week).
23 days is a generosity challenge which invites people to do Lent a bit differently. During the 23 school days in March we will invite children, families and staff to take part in twenty simple acts of generosity which will challenge them to ‘do Lent generously’ in 2017.
Lent marks a pivotal point in the history of the church, when Jesus prepared to give himself up as a sacrifice. Traditionally we mark Lent by giving something up, but what if it could be more than that? What if Lent was a preparation for a lifetime of big-heartedness?
Small acts of generosity have the power to make a big change to our school and community. The idea is simple – during the period of Lent, as a whole school, we’ll give something back, not give something up.
Each class has a set of Challenge Cards. Each school day, beginning on Wednesday, every class picks a Challenge Card at random and this becomes their challenge for that day. Each task is a small act of generosity or kindness.
You can join in at home with the attached wall chart.
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