Youth Chaplaincy - The Light Bearers

Who are the Light Bearers?

The Light Bearers are a group of primary and secondary school pupils who support the pastoral and spiritual life within the academy and local community.

The Light Bearers are the youth chaplaincy team at St Matthew Academy, led by Miss Eduvie (chaplaincy staff member and science teacher). They have the unique opportunity and privilege to live out their faith in action. The Light Bearers do this by planning and leading collective worship in addition to prayer and bible themed assemblies. Furthermore, they also act in and direct short plays, skits and videos about key biblical messages, support younger pupils through the Light Bearer buddies initiative and lead on and contribute to the school’s charity events.

The Primary Light Bearers are a team of children from across the primary phase who are role models for the SMA values and help to share the Word of God.

This term the Light Bearers have been helping with morning prayers across the primary phase. They are also helping with the Wednesday word, distributing this to the classes and establishing a Wednesday Word Club on Wednesday lunchtimes.

The Primary Light Bearers meet every Thursday break time.

The vision of the Light Bearers is to encourage other students to let their light shine throughout their school life and beyond by being living examples of a lifestyle of worship, service and love for God and their neighbours.