Just look at this terrific ‘Make a Splash’ display at St Michael and All Angels in Leigh Park and St Thomas of Canterbury and St Thomas More in Emsworth – all created by St Thomas More Catholic Primary School in Havant.
Assistant Headteacher, Jeff Sendall, told us
“Each display has the child-friendly Lenten titles of ” Give up” (linking to appreciating that which others do not have, and living sustainably by not wasting water), “Give Away” (alms giving – throwing money in the well for CAFOD) & “Give Praise” (through prayer – our way, as a school community, to give back to the Church community by praying for their intentions. Parishioners are invited to write their prayers on one of the water droplets which the St Thomas More’s children have made, hang them on our prayer tree and then our school community will pray for their intentions during Lent.)”
What a lovely idea!
Last Sunday a pupil from the school, who entered the recent ‘Speak Up for CAFOD’ competition, gave a short talk to parishioners at St Michael’s and All Angels entitled ‘Life Without Taps’ and each week throughout Lent, different children will deliver their speeches at the churches.
Furthermore the school aims to have a parish/school ‘Water Fun Day’ to promote the Lenten appeal and then end Lent with a ‘Water Art Exhibition’ of the children’s art work based around the ‘Make A Splash’ campaign.
Thank you so much to everyone at St Michael and All Angels and St Thomas of Canterbury and St Thomas More in Emsworth and all the staff and children at St Thomas More Catholic Primary for helping our partners ‘Turn on the taps’ for thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, and Uganda.