A primary school in the UK made it’s pupils walk around a field five times on the hottest day of the year in a move to show solidarity with refugees.
Last year, Pope Francis launched the campaign “Share the Journey” in a effort to recognise people who are forced to flee war, poverty, persecution or natural disasters.
St Gregory’s Catholic primary school made their students walk around the school grounds 5 times on the hottest day of the year, in a bid to honour the “Share the Journey” campaign.
On 23 July, the day of the walk, temperatures in England’s south east reached as high as 33.3C.
Even though acting head teacher at St Gregory’s Catholic school, Diane Rougvie-Fevrier, said the walk was optional, one parent said otherwise.
“Children were not asked if they wanted to participate or not, they were told that that is what they were doing. A few staff members disagreed with it going ahead because of the heat but apparently the powers above insisted on it”, one concerned parent said.