Zero Heroes at St. Thomas More Primary, Kettering

Just when most schools thought, it was safe to celebrate the end of the school term in peace, with Christmas Nativity plays and Carols galore, St. Thomas More Catholic Primary in Kettering were going above and beyond!

Year 3 learn about becoming “Zero Heroes”

They were busy celebrating Advent in style when they asked local CAFOD school volunteers to come and give them some workshops about being ‘Zero Heroes’ and keeping the children up to speed on the terrible effects of climate change.

Workshops were held from Years 3 – 6 and it was wonderful to see the children and staff so engaged! (Below shows year 4 students fully participating in the workshop)

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The older children were enthusiastic to share their already impressive knowledge of the effects of climate change around the world, and the younger children were just as keen to learn new facts and relate it to what they have heard in the media.  (Year 5, below, were keen to engage with the workshop and be Zero Heroes”)

I’m sure the parents and families of these children heard plenty about what they should be trying to do over the Christmas holidays.

Year 6 Learn about Climate change

As Kate Banville, our wonderful schools’ volunteer said to the children: ‘You are the future decision makers, and it’s your world, so you tell the adults in charge the actions you want taken. You are the future of this planet!’

We look forward to hearing how the students get on in their journey to being Zero Heroes!

Christmas Fair at St Teresa Princes Risborough

St Teresa’s parish in Princes Risborough held their annual Christmas Fair which was an amazing event.  Marie Pennel, parish volunteer writes :

“Our Christmas Fair was so well attended.  We had many stalls selling wonderful things like cakes, puddings,tarts and treats and lovely christmas decoration, presents and sweets.  There were games including, splat the rat and a face painting table. We even had father Christmas pay a visit!

For those who wanted a some refreshments and a chat, there was tea, coffee, Mulled wine with mince pies, sausage rolls etc…

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It was a day of fun and frolics, lots of cheer and to strengthen the community!  We were thrilled to have raised £3130 in total, half of which will go to CAFOD with the other half going to the parish.”

What a great fair St Teresa!  You have yet again done yourselves proud.  Thank you for all you do to support our brothers and sisters in need overseas!

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Terrific Toilets from Our Lady’s Primary in Chesham

Many of our schools have been using CAFOD’s World Gift resources over the Advent period to raise awareness of the needs of our brothers and sisters overseas.  Our Lady’s primary in Chesham was no exception.  Head Teacher Mark Holdsworth writes :

Children raising money for Terrific Toilets – CAFOD’s World Gifts

“This Advent inspired by a Year 5 CAFOD Assembly the children decided to raise money to buy  CAFOD’s World Gift of Terrific Toilets for Advent. 

Collections being held at Christmas performances for CAFOD’s World Gifts

We had collections at all of our Christmas performances along with some other fundraising activities and raised an incredible £800 which will go to buying 9 toilets. Out of the £800, about £80 was raised by Ben raffling off the big bear he won a few years ago here at Our Lady’s.  It has gone to a new home and in the process raised enough money for a toilet. Hopefully we will see it again at some point.”

Raffling off his bear to raise funds for CAFOD’s World Gifts

Thank you so much Our Lady’s Primary and well done Ben for an amazing fundraising event.  You are helping our brothers and sister in need!  What a wonderful inspiration you are!

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