Catholic seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea’s (AoS) work was given a glowing recommendation by St Bartholomew’s Primary School, Coatbridge who wasted no time in making them their chosen Advent Charity for this year.
AoS Scotland Development Officer Euan McArthur visited the school on the first day back after the October break to deliver Year of Mercy presentations to both Primary 6 and 7 pupils who listened attentively throughout before asking a range of thoughtful questions about the life of seafarers.
Head-Teacher Graeme Young complimented AoS for their work and encouraged the children to help their mission as much as possible.
Mr Young said: “This is a fantastic charity. It can be humbling to hear at times about the kind of support given to seafarers both practically and spiritually.
“We will be making Apostleship of the Sea our nominated Advent Charity this year because they’ve given us lots to think about.
“We all need to think of ways in which to help.”
AoS have been invited back on St Andrew’s, Day in Scotland, 30 November, to cut the ribbon in the formal opening of the school’s new library which a strong nautical theme.