On Thursday 20 June members of the Diocesan Refugee Support Group attended the launch of Poems of Hope at St Joseph’s Primary School in Wetherby. The book, published for Refugee Week 2019, contains poems and pictures contributed by children and young people from the Diocesan schools as part of a competition held for Refugee Week in 2018.
Along with teachers and children from St Robert’s, Harrogate and St Joseph’s, Tadcaster, visitors from Harrogate District of Sanctuary and parents, we were welcomed to the assembly by Louise Milivojevic, Head Teacher at St Joseph’s, Wetherby.
Fr Barry read a prayer for refugees and John Battle spoke about the Refugee Support Group and the Poems of Hope. Children from all three schools stood up to read poems from the book and presented some more recent work.
The afternoon was a great success and enjoyed by everyone who had come together to celebrate refugee week in this way.