Over two days, the Animate Team worked with all of Year 9 at Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School. The theme for the Year 9’s Mission Days was ‘Preparing for the future’.
Throughout the two days we explored this theme incorporating scripture from Proverbs 19:20-21. We focused on the idea that every young person is on their own unique journey and that God is always present with us on that journey.
In addition, through workshop activities the Year 9’s considered what it means to be a community, being respectful and compassionate. Activates such as ‘A League of Your Own’ and ‘Survivor’ brought the year together and understood what made a successful community.
What made the Mission Days so successful was how much the young people got involved either in the workshops and getting up on stage helping us in ice breakers, game show dramas and testimonies.
Overall, it was a fantastic two days and we can’t wait to work with Year 8 in the next few months.