As we are not in school for Le Chéile Day, due to the outbreak of Covid-19 we have put together ideas for ‘sustaining hope’ in our own community during this time of distress and loneliness. Let’s get #loveyourneighbour trending!

In recent years at our Le Chéile conference we introduced the idea of a ‘Pay It Forward Day’ in our schools.  Previous Pay It Forward Days in our schools saw some very imaginative ways of creating a caring and serving community, some of which are documented in stories and photographs on our website.

Le Chéile Day is a celebration of our unity in diversity and an opportunity to showcase actions that are an outcome from our Student Conference.

The theme of our recent Conference Wisdom – Ecology, Sustainability & Hope! sparked some great discussion amongst the students and the Conference participants and generated some practical ideas to use in the schools.

At the conference, through the keynote speakers, workshops, liturgy and conversations, wisdom has been shared and sharpened. This wisdom now returns to each school and connects with the local wisdom of the school community. This year our focus for activity on Le Chéile day is the bringing to life some Wisdom that will give hope in the area of Ecology and Sustainability.

The ‘Cloud of Action ideas’ generated by students at the Conference is attached. Let’s see how many of these ideas can be made reality on or before 3rd April 2020! Please tweet all your activities on Le Chéile Day tagging @lecheiletrust or send your photos, that are suitable for tweeting, to [email protected]

Our ‘Anam Caras’ act as the link person in our schools with Le Chéile in the area of ethos.  The Anam Caras’ have committed themselves to working with the students to mark ‘Pay it Forward Day’ in a practical way and work to complement the tradition of specific charity projects and activities rather than disrupt what is already working well.   Gospel Values, as reflected in the Le Chéile Charter, are at the heart of the life of our schools.  Accordingly, we invite the school on 12th April 2019 or during that week, to give witness and Pay It Forward.

Updates:  In addition to the updates on our website our Anam Caras’ will keep the school updated on suggestions and ideas.

Resources: Advertising Posters and Information Leaflets are enclosed and we will update our website with your suggestions. 

For Further information: Contact the Le Chéile Office.

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