St John the Baptist Primary in Andover are focused on their Lenten goals!

St john the Baptist Primary Andover

St john the Baptist Primary Andover

Many thanks to Roger Coveney, one of our fantastic CAFOD school volunteers for visiting St John the Baptist Primary in Andover  to share CAFOD’s Lent fast day assembly on the Amazon.

During the assembly Roger explained that The Amazon Rainforest which is home to many people and animals covers over 2 million square miles including 9 countries, and is very important for the earth’s climate.

The Amazon

The Amazon

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.

The children were so inspired by the assembly that they thought of ways to help save the rainforest and put them on their amazing “goal ” display (above).

If you are interested in inspiring young people to make a difference in their world then why not consider becoming a CAFOD school volunteer! Training and support is provided and we are looking for more schools volunteers in Hampshire, Berkshire and Guernsey. So do get in contact to find out more


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:

Please let others with young children know!


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.