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Silver Stories

As human beings, we are called to live in community, with others, growing together and flourishing as a result. We are also called to get involved. At World Youth Day in 2013, Pope Francis challenged us:
Don’t be observers, but immerse yourself in the reality of life, as Jesus did.”

We are called to be active members of society, our local and global community. Observing the reality of the world, remembering that first guideline of the dignity of all people, supporting one another and recognising how our gifts and talents could be used to the advantage of the wider community. We can’t just sit back and talk about what’s happening, whether in our own parish and community, society, or the world. We are called to get our hands dirty, to get involved, to help build a better world. We’re all called to put love into action.  

One of the ways in which in which we will be 'putting love into action' is to  provide hope and joy to elderly and lonely members of our local and wider community, treating them with dignity and respect whilst improving the wisdom and learning of some of the wonderful children in our school.  We will do this through our  'Silver Stories' project which will begin in Summer Term 2. 

How does it work?

Our new chaplains “Silver Readers", will telephone older people, “Silver Listeners”, to read a short story, a chapter from a longer book or a poem to them once a week. 

Telephone calls will start and end with a short conversation between you, the member of school staff supervising the call and the Silver Listener.

All phone calls are supervised by a member of staff and the phone will be on speaker. 


Come back to this page soon to find out how we are getting on with the project!


More information about this project can be found on the Silver Stories website