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Prayers and Bears a huge success


Students of Sancta Maria College were able to show their support for those affected by school shootings in the USA by bringing to school their bears in their arms.

 Students in America were not the only ones making a stand against gun violence on March 24. Around 150 of our students and staff gathered in the Gym to have a prayer session to pray for those who were affected by the school shootings in America recently.

 Everyone brought a a teddy bear (or other cuddly friend) to parody the second amendment ‘right to bear arms’ by promoting the right of young people to safely hold a ‘bear in their arms’.

 There were motivational speeches from Kate Gaabucayan and Katrina Chan as well as songs from the Junior Choir and a group consisting of Patrick De Vera, Daniella Joven and Maris Balili. It was a great opportunity for all of us to learn about all the hate in the world and encourage us to find ways to fix it.

 Thanks to the vision of Mr Gibbs, Mrs Caudy and Mrs Havell our students were able to share their love and support for their fellow students in America by joining in the prayers and songs.

 The following day hundreds of thousands of American students participated in a rally called “March For Our Lives.” This was created by students across the United States who will no longer willing to risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings.

 In a symbolic way many of the students and staff of Sancta Maria College walked alongside them on their day of protest.


 Minju Kim and Lorenzo Cruz