Hello everyone, next week is Holy Week. To help you take part in the week at home, I have put together a collection of ideas with links to access videos, activities and prayers for each day. You can follow along in the steps of Jesus from Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday, exploring the events that occurred on each day. Most of the activities are for all ages so you can participate in them as a whole family. I hope you find the resources useful.
As a school we have decided to try and raise money for CAFOD to help all the people in the world who aren’t as fortunate as we are and don’t have the things we take for granted. A man from CAFOD visited school and told us that the Amazon rainforest is being destroyed and people are losing their homes. He said one football pitch of rainforest is lost a minute which is bad for the rainforest and the climate. Did you know that 2p can vaccinate 10 children against life threatening diseases? 20p to 50p will buy a mosquito net to keep children safe from malaria and if you have £1 or £2 it can help provide clean water for families. Please help those who are less fortunate. We will have a collection box in the office, please give what you can.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported our Big Brew for Fairtrade fortnight. We raised £163 for Traidcraft Exchange who support vunerable people to get a better deal and fight trade injustice.
Well done to to our Faith in Action Group in year 6 who baked Fairtrade cakes and biscuits for the event and also helped out on the day by serving refreshments, selling raffle tickets and spreading the message of Fairtrade.
Reception class also helped by baking fairtrade banana muffins which were delicious!
Fairtrade Fortnight runs from Monday 24th February until 8th March. This year the focus is on cocoa and the role women play in achieving living incomes. In school, the children will be learning about fairtrade issues through lessons and activities.
On Thursday 5th March we will be holding a Traidcraft Big Brew in the hall at 2.30 p.m. All are welcome to attend, please come along and support Fairtrade!
Sixteen of our Year 6 class are journeying towards the Pin Level of the Faith in Action Award. They gain credits for helping others and reflect on their experiences in the light of the Gospel through reflection points and journalling.