Young Leaders “Give it Up” on their Second Training Day.

Young Leaders

Young Leaders

A Huge THANK YOU to St Peter’s school Guildford for hosting the second day of training for our Young Leaders on Wednesday 16th January. Sixth formers from Christ the King Isle of Wight, Salesian College Farnborough, Salesian College Chertsey, St Anne’s Southampton, St Joseph College Reading, Oaklands College Waterlooville, Cardinal Newman School Hove,  St Peter’s Guildford and Farnborough Hill School attended the joint Portsmouth and Arundel & Brighton diocesan training day. During the day we explored CAFOD values, fund raising, communication skills and Lent family fast day.

Ice breaker

Ice breaker

In the afternoon the Young Leaders were asked to plan a fundraising event for the Give it up Lent appeal. They then had 2 minutes to present their idea ( in a Dragon Den style)  to the  “Dragons” who would then decide which plan they liked best.  I was so impressed with the creative and innovative ideas that each school came up with from raffling a Sixth former to be a  “slave” for the day, to having a sponsored silence,  to giving up all drinks apart from water.  I look forward to hearing about how the fundraising went and seeing the photos!

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Many thanks to all the Young Leaders for your enthusiastic participation in the day. Thank you to their teachers and chaplains who accompanied them and are supporting them . Finally thanks to Steve Deadman one of our school volunteers who helped with the day and was an excellent “dragon”  and to Sarah Burrows CAFOD’s Youth Leadership Coordinator for leading the day.

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