Pupils and teachers get wet for CAFOD

The CAFOD group at St Augustine and St Bernard’s Catholic School have been busy organising fund raising events for the Secondary Phase of the school. With the focus this Lent on helping move people out of water poverty, the group held assemblies for all pupils in the school informing them of the shocking facts that 884 million people do not have access to clean water and one child dies every 20 seconds because of dirty water.

During the assembly they challenged pupils and staff to pledge money when giving up something for Lent using CAFOD’s ‘River of Lenten Promises’ posters.

The group then held a variety of fund raising activities including a cake sale, water related games such as ‘Hook the duck’, ‘Apple bobbing’ and a ‘Water relay’. Fortunately the weather was hot and sunny and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed getting wet bobbing for apples!

Next it was the turn of the teachers to get wet. Four brave teachers stood in the stocks and allowed pupils to take aim with wet sponges. This was very popular and even more money could have been raised if the bell for class had not rung!

To make the most of the government’s UKaid scheme that matches the money raised by CAFOD the school had a mufti-day in aid of CAFOD.

The total money raised was £603 which was given to CAFOD’s margaret Wellington when she visited the school and congratulated them all on their efforst.

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