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Pupils engage with Year of Mercy resource

02nd March 2016

Apostleship of the Sea were given a warm welcome as they took their message down the coast to St Matthew's Academy in Saltcoats, Scotland. 
             Scotland Development Officer, Euan McArthur, delivered four Assemblies on the Year of Mercy, highlighting how AoS help seafarers both practically and spiritually, including such times when they are hospitalised, abandoned or comfort crew following the death of a crew member. 
             The puplis, some of who have family members at sea, listened attentively and raised many valid questions in terms of how seafarers can best be helped under certain circumstances. 
             At the end of an engaging visit, close to the nearby port of Hunterston, Headmaster Stephen Colligan presented Euan with a cheque for £100 to help the charity continue it's good work into the future. 
             Mr Colligan said: “We would like to thank Apostleship of the Sea for their excellent Year of Mercy presentation to our Year Groups
             “It reminds us of the difficult conditions faced by seafarers and brings into focus the issue of social justice for those arriving on our shores. 
             “We are surrounded by sea in North Ayrshire so it's only right that we do out bit to alleviate any suffering.”

You can download AoS Year of Mercy schools resource as well as our other schools resources here.

Euan McArthur from Apostleship of the Sea with students of St Matthews Academy Saltcoats