On May 5th some 37 staff from England, Ireland, South Africa and the US gathered to learn more about running the Edmund Rice Student Leadership Certificate with groups in their schools.
Already being run in English schools by the ER office team, and trialled in some Irish schools, it is hoped that many other establishments will take up the =certificate in the new academic year. Suitable for sixth form groups, Peace and Justice groups, Leadership teams etc. the 4 modules can be studied and delivered quite flexibly; the emphasis being on deepening students’ knowledge of the legacy of Edmund Rice, the current mission and values of our schools network and wider Edmund Rice community and how they are one of Edmund’s people.
In breakout groups staff discussed how they would best use the certificate in their own school contexts.
All teaching and student materials are available from a Padlet resource bank. Contact the office team if you want to know more.
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.