Hope 2 Oban

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Easter Freedom at Oban High School

On the last day of the school term the Chaplaincy Team shared a theme of Easter Freedom with pupils at Oban High School. Over the four assembly times, pupils discovered more about past slavery, considering Wilberforce and his battle to abolish slavery in the British Empire. Present-day slavery was highlighted, with the shocking reality that there are currently 27,000,000 slaves in our world. Pupils were finally challenged to consider how 'slavery' might actually be an aspect of our own lives, through bullying, peer-pressure, debt, poverty, addictions and other challenging aspects of our world today.
A presentation of Christian aspects and responses to slavery were shared, with the Gospel message of Jesus and his freeing love displayed through a mime performed by members of GFG (the H2O midweek Christian faith exploration groups for P7-S4 pupils).
A big 'Thank You' and 'Well Done' to GFG for boldy performing in front of their peers!
Happy Easter to all from Hope 2 Oban!