Ercall Wood Technology College

RE Day - Speakers from STAY

Monday, December 5, 2016

On 30th November Year 11 students took part in an R.E. Day. The day was divided into two parts; the first part was focused around the award winning film, ‘Kaakka Muttai’ (The Crow’s Egg). The story is set in the Indian city of Chennai, in southern state of Tamil Nadu. The film illustrates many of the inequalities that continue to divide northern India. This was then linked to local inequalities, namely the lives experienced by the homeless. We were fortunate to have two speakers, Dill and Thelma who spoke about the work of the charity, STAY. Students learned that homelessness can occur for many reasons, such as, overcrowding, abuse, family breakup.

STAY is a charity that provides accommodation and on their first day gives individuals a wash bowl containing basic needs. These include: washing up liquid, shampoo and conditioner, kitchen cloths, tea, coffee, sugar, two mugs and a packet of biscuits. They also receive ‘a food a day bag’ containing items such as a packet of pasta, a tin of tomatoes and a can of tuna.

We learnt how these small gifts mean so much to the recipients. As a result Ercall Wood Community is collecting toiletries as our Christmas contribution for the local homeless. Collections are being collected by Year 11 in school . Article written by AF - Yr10 Student