WOW St Paul’s what amazingly bright school you are. You all look terrific in your bright clothes and wigs. I bet your teachers needed their sunglasses on all day!
Thank you so much for brightening up for Harvest fast day and raising the fantastic amount of £300 for CAFOD which will go to help families around the world lift themselves out of poverty.
We hope you enjoyed hearing about Diego and Jacqueline from El Salvador who were featured in the 2015 Harvest assembly and also the KS2 Geography pack, and how they had grown over the last few years.
When Jacqueline was little her family barely had enough to get by but now they have learnt how to grow more than 40 different crops so they have enough food to eat. Diego enjoys the safe spaces that CAFOD’s partner has set up for the children to play in away from gangs, and he loves playing the drums in the local band.
Although things are improving one in ten people in the world still live in extreme poverty which means that families do not have enough food and the children miss out on school. The money you raised at your brighten up day will make a real difference for example – £1 buys a week’s attendance at a children’s club –a safe space away from gang violence, £38 gives a family sees and livestock to start a farm, and £105 buys chickens and materials to start a family business.
Many thanks to Linda Heneghan for delivering the assembly and a HUGE THANK YOU to all the children, parents and staff at St Paul’s for your support of CAFOD.