Many of the chaplaincy team and some other Year 6 children are also completing their Faith in Action PIN award. This is a nationally recognised award, which encourages children to reflect on their faith and share the Gospel Values with others. They meet once a week, working through the sessions. Each session is based around bible stories, inspirational saints, looking after our world and much more. The children complete a journal and at the end of the award complete, a final piece of artwork or presentation based on something that inspired them whilst completing the award.
Pin Level is for young people of Year 6 age (10/11). It is designed to allow young people to discover how faith shapes lives, thus acting as a stepping-stone to the higher award levels. The requirements of Pin Level should fit alongside existing structures within your parish or school and should be undertaken as a class or group.
Having taken early steps in establishing a personal relationship with God, participants begin to see that this relationship has an outward and visible effect upon them and those around them. As they seek to know God better, they become aware that others, of all ages, are trying to do the same. This draws us together in community. Seeking to serve the community helps us discover even more about ourselves, each other and God.