Thank you to St George Catholic College!

St George Catholic College July 2015b Thank you to everyone at St George Catholic College in Southampton for inviting our Education Volunteers to join them on their special Faith Day earlier in the month!

During the day, our Education Volunteers, Roger Lillie, Petra Wagenblast, Karen Anne Tan and Estelle Gail Kong Kam Wa introduced the students to our special Flood game which demonstrates how CAFOD works with its partners in emergency situations and how communities prepare for natural disasters.

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Working in small groups, the students were tasked with protecting a community threatened by floods.  The game asks groups to consider the importance of working closely with local organisations and encourages them to analyse the impact of their decisions.

The students also discussed some of the barriers they faced whilst playing the game such as communication problems, water contamination, coordination and cultural challenges.

Watch our short film below which explores how CAFOD works in the event of an emergency.

It was a great chance to thank everyone at St George Catholic College for all their support for our past emergency appeals. They have been so generous; always organising special days and events to help raise vital funds.  Thank you!

Special thanks needs to go to School Chaplain, Ruth Cunio, for inviting us in as well as all the teachers, pupils and the whole community for all their help across the year.  Thank you too to our Education Volunteers who planned, organised and ran the workshops on the day.  I hope you all have a really good summer holiday!

For more information on the Flood game, please click here.

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