During ‘Refugee Week’, Year 4 were visited by CAFOD volunteer Maria who helped us to understand the struggles and challenges faced by Refugees and Migrants fleeing their homes. We imagined that we were a family, leaving our home behind. We thought about the key items that we could pack– with some of us thinking practically packing first aid kits and money, whilst others were keen to pack their iPads. We followed a family’s story travelling by truck, foot and by boat as they began to lose their belongings and even worse, lose their family members! This helped us to understand and appreciate that was is important is not the material possessions we have, but those things that we cannot see and sometimes take for granted: love, safety and hope. We gathered in prayer to think about how we could challenge negative perceptions about the Refugee Crisis and gave thanks for the opportunities that we have to live happily and safely as part of the Corpus Christi family.