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Worry Box

To all our St.Vincent’s pupils,

We may not be with you in person but we are still here for you and will be thinking of you every day. You are used to using Worry Boxes in school. This is another version of the Worry Box.   If there is anything worrying you, please  post it below. We won’t publish your name but we will publish what is worrying you anonymously and we will try to find a solution which we will publish so you can read it-and this might also help others who are feeling the same way. You are not alone.

Father Christopher, our School Chaplain, is still based at St.James’s and he will always listen and be available to support our families.

You can also contact Child Line on 0800 1111 Childline website support

 

19 comments on “Worry Box

  1. Margaet Hulme says:

    Hello everyone,
    It’s Margaret here from St James.
    Over the past few years I’ve had the privilege to get to know so many of you – through First Holy Communion at St James… (do you remember your classes?) – and for many of you – your fantastic First Holy Communion Celebration ….. Maybe take some time to reflect with your family about that really special celebration – and for those of you currently in the FHC Class – we WILL be celebrating your first Holy Communion – but maybe not for the next few weeks….. rest assured when we do – it will be even more special …. Do get your books out again and as Miss Coleman says – don’t hesitate to drop Fr Christopher or myself an email if we can help at all…. it’s lovely to be in touch with you ..

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am worried I might not see some of my classmates again. Also that some are upset as it makes me feel bad and also quite sad.

  3. Miss Coleman says:

    Thank you for sharing your worries. On this page we will never post your name but it’s good to share your feelings as other children will be feeling the same way to and maybe our suggestions can help.

    This is a sad time for us all and it’s okay to miss your friends and teachers. We miss you too. Luckily we can all stay in touch via the school website and we’ll continue to develop this.

    We know the sudden end of school has been particularly hard for Year 6. I have promised that as soon as I am allowed to open the school, I will do so-and even if we only have one week, Miss Gorick, Mrs Healy and Mr Rees are committed to helping you all to put on a fantastic production. Keep thinking of ideas!

    There is a possibility that the school will not open until the new academic year. If this happens, we will try to organise a reunion for Year 6. It’s important to have a proper goodbye before you all start at your secondary schools.

    In the meantime, keep posting on the Blogs and reading the comments from your friends and teachers.

    Lots of children across the country are making rainbows and displaying them in their windows to show other children that we are not alone and to spread hope. Why don’t you try that? It’s also a good reminder of St. Vincent’s.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I am worried about if they cut the trees in the rainforest.

  5. Miss Coleman says:

    I’m very impressed that you care about our world so much. When we are back at school, why don’t you try to join the school Green Team?

    Until then, there are lots of ways you can make a difference to the rainforest:
    Tell your friends and family about how important the rainforests are. We look at Planet Earth as one of topics in Year 2.
    Use less paper—re-use paper instead of throwing it out. Cut it up to use as a notepad, or recycle the paper you use.
    Ask your family to buy foods that are grown in a sustainable way ( a way that is safe for the environment, for wildlife, and for people) e.g. fairtade bananas
    Whilst you are at home why not do a project to learn more about rainforests and the plants and animals that live there. Read about other children who live in and near the rainforest; see how they and their families depend on the plants and animals in the rainforest. Create a poster or write a story or poem. If you send us a photograph we can show this on the school website and share this important message with more people.

  6. Mrs Knowler says:

    I am worried about the rain forests too. People are being really irresponsible about it and behaving in very bad ways. Miss Coleman had some great ideas but if you think of any more you can always let Green Team know. We will be working hard as soon as we get back. If that is not until the next academic year the current team can stay as they are, because they have worked so hard. Plus, we have a great new member that has not had the chance to do anything yet!
    This is the generation that can help to turn things around. That is shown by the fact that you, and lots like you, really care. And I thank you for that.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I am worried about Italy . The coronavirus is deadly and it makes me sad.

  8. Miss Coleman says:

    Thank you for sharing your feelings. Lots of people feel worried at times like this and it is a sign that you care. I also have family in Italy and I know that in their country they are taking lots of precautions such as staying inside, to keep themselves safe. That’s why we have closed schools, shops and restaurants here, so we can all contribute to keeping each other safe.

    Many people recover from the coronavirus and hopefully there will soon be a vaccine. We must all remember to wash our hands thoroughly to stop the spread of infection.

    We are lucky to have our faith to guide us during these difficult times. Think of all the messages of hope in the Bible and remember that God will always guide us through difficult times. Look up Psalm 23 1-6 ‘The Lord is my shepherd’ and see if you can find comfort in the words.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I’m worried about the coronavirus.

  10. Miss Coleman says:

    Thank you for sharing your feelings. It’s really important to express these emotions. I think we are all worried about coronavirus but there is lots to do to keep ourselves safe, such as staying inside and remembering to wash our hands.
    We have made a news post with a helpful video and some child friendly information about coronavirus so why don’t you look at that?
    https://www.stvincentsprimary.org.uk/news/what-is-coronavirus/ Finally remember to say your prayers and ask God to keep our loved ones safe. I find saying the Our Father is very comforting at this time.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I hope this coronavirus won’t last for long. I worry about family and friends.

  12. Miss Coleman says:

    Have a look at the responses above and you will see that other children have the same worries as you. Hopefully some of the suggestions that have been given to them will also help you.

  13. I am worried that I will never see my family again.

  14. Miss Coleman says:

    This is a worrying time and it’s good that you are sharing how you are feeling. However, schools are closed and we are all staying inside to keep everyone safe-and that includes you and your family.
    Today is the Queen’s birthday and earlier this month she gave an inspiring speech that we very reassuring. You can watch it on the BBC website https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52183327
    The speech ended with the words, “We will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we will meet again. ”
    I am looking forward to when we can all see our families again-and to seeing everyone in our St. Vincent’s family.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I hope that all the fun events before leaving school will still continue. I’m worried that the year 6 production will be cancelled.

  16. Miss Coleman says:

    It is important that schools are closed to keep us all safe. I don’t know when schools will be allowed to open again but I promise you, if this is before the end of the school year, we will plan lots of fun events and am amazing production. Miss Gorick, Mrs Healy and Mr Rees have already been thinking about this so that we are full prepared.
    I think you all deserve a wonderful farewell after being such wonderful students at St.Vincent’s and I am very proud of you all.
    Take care,
    Miss Coleman

  17. Miss Gorick says:

    This also makes me worried but like Miss Coleman said, schools are closed at the moment to keep us safe.
    If we are allowed to re open, we will do everything to put on an amazing production/plan lots of fun events!
    You are a wonderful group of children and I have been very lucky to teach you this year! (Actually, I have been extra lucky as I have got to teach you twice!!)

  18. I hope we get to do the year 6 Production this year too. Staying safe is the most important thing of course, but as long as it’s safe for us to do it I’m sure you’ll put on a fantastic show.

  19. Mrs Healy says:

    I also hope we get to do year 6 production so let’s all keep our fingers crossed that we might get back to school .

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