Missio was delighted to facilitate a very special workshop at All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield, on Friday 12 October. All Hallows was hosting Shrewsbury Diocese annual Mini-DASH event, a gathering of over 100 students from schools across the Diocese.
Taking place just two days before the canonisation of St Oscar Romero, Mini-DASH took the Salvadoran Arch-Bishop and previous Missio Director as their inspiration, asking Missio to highlight St Romero’s service as a missionary of Christ’s love and the challenge he left us ‘to be God’s microphone, God’s messenger.’
“Everyone I have spoken to enjoyed the experience and valued the opportunity to explore the life and message of, now, St. Oscar Romero… The presentation and workshop were so engaging.” Mrs Cath Duffy, Schools Chaplaincy Coordinator
Students engaged enthusiastically in a series of fun challenges, all designed to encourage young people to ‘stand up and speak out’. Their enthusiasm continued as the whole group then took part in an interactive re-telling of St Romero’s life and mission. Lessons learned within the drama informed students for their closing small group activities – considering St Romero’s legacy and how they too are called to be missionaries of Christ’s love through their own words and actions.
Mini-DASH runs alongside the meeting of Shrewsbury’s Secondary Headteachers and provides an excellent opportunity to promote cooperation and encourage student leaders. The event is organised by School Chaplain Coordinator, Mrs Cath Duffy.