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We are currently working towards the CAFOD Live Simply Award.

What have we done so far?

LIVE IN SOLIDARITY

Action: We are developing a relationship with our local Care Home. Over Christmas, the children will sing carols to the residents. Year 6 children are going to write to residents through their History learning. We will further develop these links through our curriculum. There is a range of events planned throughout the year for the children to work with the residents of the care home.

Faith Input: Catholic Social Teaching: solidarity, dignity of the human person.

Education Input: PSHE learning - linking to 'Being Me in My World' module on our responsibilities within in our world and our communities.

Year 3 and 4 went down to the local Care Home to sing Christmas Carols. Lots of residents joined us in the gardens or from their windows. We have more events booked in throughout the year. 

LIVE SUSTAINABLY

Action: Eco Warriors to raise the profile of Veganuary - encouraging others to have more plant-based diets for the month of January to share the message of Ladauto Si and caring for our Common Home.

Faith Input: Ladauto Si

Education Input: Eco Warriors and teachers to teach children about living sustainably and more environmentally friendly to care for our planet.

Our Eco Warriors challenged children to eat a more plant-based diet both at home and in school.

Eco Warriors were pleased to see children joining in and trying new things. They shared some recipes and plant-based snack ideas in the newsletter each week in January.

LIVE SIMPLY

Action: Eco Warriors are going to lead the Great British Bird Watch in January 2024. They will write to local community and Parish to invite them to join in and share their experiences. Following on from this, everyone will be invited to make bird boxes and feeders.

Faith Input: Psalm 50:10-11
“For every beast of the forest is Mine,
The cattle on a thousand hills.
“I know every bird of the mountains,
And everything that moves in the field is Mine.
Ladauto Si
Catholic Social Teaching- Stewardship, the common good

Education Input: Launch Assembly and lessons in class on the importance of the RSPB.

Every class went out onto the playground to look for birds. We gathered our results and sent them off to the RSPB.

Eco Warriors wrote to the Frome Times newspaper to invite members of the public to join us and send their results in. We were very pleased to get a card from a local resident who joined in with them in the the BirdWatch!