“We Don’t Walk By”
On Friday 11th February, the School Council and the Mini Vinnies went to meet the Mayor of Ealing. We were spreading the word of God about Racial Justice and equality by going out of school and speaking to people about it. Mr Doherty said that it is all very well to sit around saying that everyone is equal and we respect everyone, but to properly live up to that, we have to go out and make sure that other people know that too. I wrote a prayer on Racial Justice that we gave to the Mayor. A few people went inside to his parlour. It had French windows leading to his garden; a big desk in the corner and a wooden table with a leather surface and velvet chairs. We presented him with our prayer, a letter and showed him a piece of art work that Mia had created to illustrate our pledge, “We Don’t Walk By.” The Mayor told us that one of the things that makes Ealing special is that if you travel from one side to the other of the Borough, you will have seen the whole world! He means that there are people from all over the world in Ealing and they are all treated with respect and celebrated. Sunday 13th February was Racial Justice Sunday but we went to see the Mayor on the 11th February as this was the day 32 years ago that Nelson Mandela was released from Robben Island.
Clementine - Year 6 John Paul