A nationwide Catholic schools engagement program is again shooting for success, using the game of soccer to educate and encourage support for mission projects around the world. Source: Catholic Mission.
Socktober aims to engage Catholic school students’ heads, hearts, and hands in key issues of mission and social justice through powerful metaphors found in sport, especially the world game of soccer. The program, run by Catholic Mission, will kick off nationally this week.
A Socktober Ambassador is W-League soccer star Sarah Willacy.
“The soccer elements of the Socktober program offer a lot of fun for students, but it is the tangible lessons about the importance of serving those less fortunate that will stay with them through their life,” Ms Willacy said.
In the Socktober program, students are encouraged to “kick goals for kids in need” through the program, which features a six-module journey of learning and formation, packed with activities and resources, and a popular penalty shootout activity which can be held on a school’s mission day. As students kick their goals, they seek sponsorship from friends and family, with all funds raised supporting mission projects in Thailand.
Socktober launch kicking goals for kids in need (Catholic Mission)