Virtual Children’s Liturgy on Sundays led by CAFOD staff

Praying in El Salvador

Praying in El Salvador

While we cannot gather in person, we can still come together as a community through prayer. Join us online at 10am GMT on Sunday for a virtual children’s liturgy of the word. Register now to take part: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5095942131288155403

Please let others with young children know!

praying

Many thanks to CAFOD staff who will be leading the children’s liturgy each Sunday . What a great idea! Please do share any other ideas of how we can come together virtually in these difficult times.

Year 7 Students from St Edmund’s School enjoy Climate Change Workshops

St Edmund Secondarily School

St Edmund Secondary School

Hello to students from St Edmund’s Secondary School in Portsmouth and thank you for welcoming Alison Humphreys our CAFOD school volunteer to your school. Alison led workshops on climate change for each Year 7 class. She used this video about net zero to introduce the workshop .

Then the students played the climate change game in groups.

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The workshop finished with students writing down on postcards the actions that they would take in their home and school to tackle climate change.

Alison told me “I was delighted with the way it went. The children engaged very well from the start and participated fully. I used the story of the monkey and the fish to explain how CAFOD works. That was very helpful. The Climate Change Game was excellent as it needed so little explanation and was so accessible for all abilities. They really got into it. My questioning at the end showed how much they had learnt from it.”

Many thanks to Alison for visiting St Edmund’s school and to the students for their enthusiastic participation in the workshops.

English Martyrs Primary Explore The Amazon!

Francesca at English Martyrs Primary

Francesca at English Martyrs Primary

Hello to all the children at English Martyrs Primary in Reading and many thanks for welcoming our CAFOD school volunteer Linda Heneghan and her puppet Francesca to your school. At the CAFOD Lent assembly Linda told you about The Amazon Rainforest which is home to many people and animals. She explained that it covers over 2 million square miles including 9 countries and is very important for the earth’s climate.

However we are losing the rainforest, and every minute the area the size of a football pitch is cut down or burnt. So CAFOD is supporting people like Davi from the Yanomami  an indigenous group of people who live in Brazil and who are protecting the rainforest from destruction.

Davi

Davi

One child was so inspired by the assembly that he created his own amazing costume!

Save the rainforest costume

Save the rainforest costume

This Lent why not organise a football fundraiser to help CAFOD support some of the poorest people around the world to live life to the full for example:-

£2000 helps a community learn about their rights and how to protect the forest

£10 buys football and training so that children have a safe place to play

£33 buys a water supply for a family

£150 buys a cow for a family living in poverty

Football Fundraiser

Football Fundraiser