Fabulous Fishy Fun at St Finian’s Primary, Newbury

St Finian's pupils

St Finian’s pupils

Hello to everyone at St Finian’s Primary Newbury and many thanks for welcoming our CAFOD school volunteer Kath to your school. We hope you enjoyed the Lent fast day assembly about how a small fish called “Bob” made an amazing difference to the life of Florence from Zambia.

Florence wanted to do something which would allow her to earn money to support herself and her two children. So with the help of CAFOD’s partner she built a pond and filled it with small fish.

Bob the fish

Bob the fish

When the fish had grown to full size she used nets to catch the fish and then sold them at the market. But the story doesn’t end there. Lots of great things happened because Florence shared her skills with her neighbours and now the money they get from selling the fish means that they can pay for their children to have an education and they have been able to set up a savings club to help anyone in need. Also when the ponds are drained, the mud which is full of good stuff from the fish droppings can be spread on the fields to help the crops grow. So this is how a small fish can help make a big difference to a family and their community in Zambia.

Florence and her fish pond

Florence and her fish pond

Many thanks to Kath for delivering the assembly and to the pupils, staff and parents for your support of CAFOD.

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