CAFOD at Sacred Heart Primary Luton

It was really wonderful that Sacred Heart Primary in Luton invited CAFOD in to give an assembly and workshops.  Our wonderful schools’ volunteer Kate Banville delivered the sessions together with Jane Trott and Peter Haddon (our soon-to-be schools’ volunteers).   Kate recounts :

Student show how they are the link in the chain of support

Sacred Heart Primary School – CAFOD Assembly

The school assembly on Friday 23 February introduced the children to CAFOD’s work in Zimbabwe.  It was also an opportunity to  formally kick-start the children’s Lenten fundraising by selling tickets to family and friends for an Easter raffle, with all proceeds going to CAFOD which will be doubled by the UK government.

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Lent resources for Children and Young People

Are you looking for some resources for children and young people this Lent?  Whether you are a school teacher,  youth leader or catechist leading children’s liturgy classes, Confirmation sessions or activities with youth groups in your parish CAFOD has you covered! Check this out:
  • Some fun template props that children can use to create photobooths and encourage people to join the challenge as Yr 2 St Martin de Porres in Luton have done.
  • Some short animation clips (Lent gifts) – ideal for sharing on social media!
  • What about our Lent calendars? Choose from the PowerPoint or one-page versions:

St Martin de Porres Luton Yr 2 display

  • And of course, our Lent liturgy:  we know lots of schools were on half term last week, so we re-wrote the Ash Wednesday liturgy to be used any time during Lent:

Primary Lent liturgy

Young people Lent liturgy

Hope you will find these resources useful. We’d love to know how you have used them!


Egg-citing fundraising ideas from St Edward’s Primary

Our catholic schools are great when it comes to fundraise for CAFOD and St Edward’s Primary in Aylesbury is no exception.  With the support of the school, the students came up with brilliant ideas to help raise funds.  Shayne and Annabel (Year 6) explain what they did :

“We started our fundraising by doing Mufti- Fridays. This gave us the opportunity to come to school in our own clothes and donate £1.00 to CAFOD.

St Edward Pri Aylesbury –  Mufti day

Then the teachers gave us a chance to buy Easter egg raffle tickets which were 20p per ticket. The staff donated all the eggs. It was an egg-stravanza!  This egg-cited us as we might get a free Easter egg.

Starting the playground pennies

Getting on with the playground pennies

Next we did Playground Pennies. We brought in many pennies to cover all the lines of the big playground. We successfully covered all the lines and we wrote the short date, a smiley face and St Edward’s with pennies and 2p coins.  Overall we raised £1648.63 !”

Thank you so much to St Edward’s.  What brilliant ideas and such a fantastic amount raised!  Well done to you all.

> For more ideas on fundraising, look at on our website