A group of children from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Rotherham (UK) composed the synodal poem « And a child shall lead them » (Is 11:6), as a reflection on the logo of Synod 2021-2023 and their faith journey.
Of great beauty, the poem describes the images of the logo, « someone in a wheelchair, someone with one arm, perhaps wounded because he has been in war, children, a little boy, a little girl helping each other, adults, a mother, a grandmother, (…), and a little child leading. »
The description of the official logo of the Synod by French author Isabelle de Senilhes ends with the phrase « and a little boy leading ». To end the poem, the sentence « The bishop and the nun are in the crowd, leading it ». And something that caught the children’s attention: « And a ball for everyone to play with ».