Activities to do
Be watchful, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong
(1 Corinthians 16:13)
Did you know that the etymological origin of the word courage is cor, the latin for heart. To have courage is to have heart.
Richard I of England was known as Coeur de Lion (Lion Heart) for his bravery.
There are also expressions that we use every day, idioms, which build on this link:
Take heart- to be encouraged
Faint heart- to lack courage
Find it in your heart – to find the courage of love to do something.
In the 13th Century, Thomas Aquinas described courage as “brave endurance”. He explained that those who show true courage not only cope with things that are difficult to them but consider the needs of others at the same time.
Thinking about this link between hearts, love and courage, we would like you to create a heart that you can share with our community as a sign of encouragement to keep going at this unusual time. It will act as a reminder that:
Your heart could be:
You could fill your heart with bright colours, the names of people you love, the jobs of people you think are showing courage, pictures of things that help you feel positive.
When you have made your heart, we would love to see a picture of it on the community Facebook Page as well as having an email to the school office so we can add them to our website.