Duffy Books in Homes – Glen Taylor School

The church is a funding partner for Glen Taylor School, providing books for the students in this decile 1 school.

Peace & Social Justice Report – July 2020

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Duffy Books in Homes – Glen Taylor School

Brenda reports that in the Food Parcel Assistance for Glen Taylor School (GTS) during lockdown, in which much of the congregation was involved, a total of $2,370 was donated by us which meant many families in their local communities were helped. The principal of GTS and Clay put together a Sunday Zoom service on 17th May which was much enjoyed.

When asked how we could best help advocate for GTS, the principal suggested we could help ensure the promised upgrade to the school property actually occurs, support an increase in wages for Teacher Aids, and continue to press for an end to child poverty and a reduction in inequality.

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Glen Taylor School

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Glen Taylor School
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Spirit of Life is written by Carolyn McDade and sung by the Ogrange County Unitarian Universalist Choir

Opening words are Fierce Urgency By Ashley Horan.

Closing words are To Water in Excelsis By Richard M Fewkes.

Postlude:- Carrie Newcomer – Room at the Table

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Peace and Social Justice Group – February 2020 update

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Peace and Social Justice Group – February 2020 update
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Paul Henriques © 16 February 2020

Duffy Books in Homes

Our Peace and Social Justice (PSJ) sponsorship of the Glen Taylor School, which enables their participation in the Duffy Books in Homes programme, continues to reward us with great satisfaction. The children are thriving with the supplied books. PSJ representatives will attend a role model assembly at the school in March and I’m sure Brenda and Gary will provide more details on that after we’ve been.

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Duffy Books – Role Model Assembly

On Friday, 29th March 2019, Gary and Brenda Bendall, Paul Henriques and Angela Wadham attended the Role Model Assembly at Glen Taylor School, Glendowie, on behalf of the church, and assisted in the Duffy presentation of books to pupils. It was a pleasure to be part of this school event, and our Church was thanked by students for our sponsorship.

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