Maitland Archdeaconry meets Ryan the Rhino
The office of the Green Anglicans facilitated a training for Maitland archdeaconry Sunday school Superintendents on Saturday 30th July 2016 at St Chads, Table View. Children learn better at a very young age, and they do not forget their learnings- so the aim of the workshop was to assist the superintendents on ways to teach the children how to care for creation. 36 participants were present, with representatives from 10 parishes; Good Shepherd(Kensinton), St Oswald(Milnerton), St Anne(Maitland), St Michaels and All Angels(Edgemead), Holy Trinity(Bothasig), St Lawrence(Du Noon), St Stephens(Pinelands), All Saints(Atlantis), St Chad’s(Table View), St Timothy(Facreton).
Rev Rachel Mash and Mollie Jankie, the facilitators of the training used Ryan the Rhino as a guideline for the training. This was by far the most interesting group, it was so diverse- from the youngest participant to the oldest and yet their learning was so fun. They made it so easy for the facilitators, their participation and creativity was out of this world. They also got to realize how harmful their daily behaviors can be to the planet
At the end of the presentation, participants were given different tasks according to different days of creation; the aim was to test their creativity skills and their level of understanding. Most groups did very well, they owned the activities given to them and it was amazing.