On Wednesday 8th November Year 11 students took part in the first RS “Global Awareness Day”. Students were given the opportunity to learn about and evaluate the attitudes of the Christian church to poverty both in the UK and abroad. Speakers from Christian Aid and St. Paul’s Church, Crofton provided practical information on how resources are allocated to help people living in poverty. Students were challenged to reflect on poverty in scripture and their own personal responses to poverty. The speakers stimulated a range of thought provoking discussions using questions which included: Is it right to be wealthy and be a Christian? What is the difference between physical and spiritual poverty? Would it be best to allocate £10,000 to disaster relief, long-term development or lobbying government in order to help countries in need?