Catholic Life

Assembly about the Sustainable Development Goals

Matthew Wilders, a past pupil of St. Mary & St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School has been on a VSO placement to Kenya from October to December 2018.  On Friday Matthew came back to school to talk to the children in KS2 about his placement and about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.  These goals tackle a whole range of issues, from gender inequality to climate change. The unifying thread throughout the 17 goals  is their commitment to ending poverty throughout the world.  The children were asked to think about how their treatment of other people and their lifestyle choices impact the SDGs and to pledge to make changes: from treating everyone fairly and equally, reducing wastage, eliminating plastic packaging, and buying Fairtrade.  They were also encouraged to get involved in global issues they feel passionate about.  


Lentern Promises

At the beginning of Lent, we all made a Lentern promise and placed it on a footprint to show the journey we would be making during Lent. Some of us decided to give up things like chocolate, sweets or time on the IPAD. Whereas some of us decided to help out more at home – doing the dishes, hoovering or tidying up.