Edmund Rice England - Presence . Compassion . Liberation

New Leadership Development Opportunity for your School

“Edmund’s People” – The Edmund Rice Charism Awards for

Leadership in the English School

For Students:

Recently, at the CLT concert, all schools were given the new trophy by Br Hugh O’Neill which
will encourage students to take a leading role in demonstrating the Edmund Rice charism in
their school. Annually, every English school is invited to award ‘The Edmund Rice Charism
Award for Leadership’ to a pupil who has brought to life the Edmund Rice Mission and
demonstrated true service to their school and / or community. This can have been
throughout the year or on one memorable occasion.
The glass trophy is to be handed out at school’s prize day to be returned each year and
handed to the next winner.
A letter will be sent from the Province Leaders to congratulate the winner. Each school will
provide a photo and write up for the English Office to use in the newsletter/ on social
media.

Suggestions as to why the award may be given:

Promoting the Spiritual:

Awarded to someone who has encouraged participation in spiritual conversation, helped to
organise or participated exceptionally in retreats, shows exceptional dedication to
chaplaincy or communal worship events.

Building an Inclusive Community:

Demonstrates a selfless adherence and service to their school or outside community.
Participates in / organises community building activities and is a leader in terms of
inclusivity.

Advocacy and Social Justice:

For service to peace and social justice. Has been a voice for the voiceless and has had an
impact in terms of promoting advocacy within the school / wider community. A keen
advocate of a fairer and more sustainable world.

Prayer

Prayer of Thanks for Blessed Edmund Rice

O God, we thank you for the life of Edmund Rice.
He opened his heart to Christ present in those oppressed by poverty and injustice.
May we follow his example of faith and generosity.
Grant us the courage and compassion of Edmund as we seek to live lives of love and service.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.