Catholic Life

Advent Preparations

Nursery have been talking about Advent. We’ve changed the cloth on our focal area to purple, have decorated our trees and talked about what Advent is. ¬†We’ve also made an Advent wreath and are counting down the days with our Advent calendar.

CAFOD – Supporting Refugees

CAFOD – Supporting Refugees

Yesterday, Mrs Folland a representative from CAFOD, came in to talk to us about the work CAFOD do to support refugees. First Mrs Folland explained what a refugee is and explained  they leave their country with only a few of their belongings to escape.

The childrne thought carefully about some of the young children who are refugees and how they feel and what they’d pack. The children were challenged with selecting 6 main items they would pack into their backpack.

What is it like to be a refugee?

What is it like to be a refugee?

Yesterday, Miss Folland from CAFOD visited our school and organised a role play for the children from Year 5 and Year 6. The children were able to experience what it was like to be a refugee by having to fill a small bag, choosing only important items. Then, they went on an imaginary journey, where some of their belongs became damaged, lost or were even taken from them. This experience has allowed the children to realise just how lucky we are.


Miss Folland from Cafod visited school to talk to KS2 children. She explained about our human rights and how not all children in the world are getting their basic rights met. We watched a video about children who have to travel every day for their water so some of them are missing out on their right to education.

Year 3 and 4 stayed with Miss Folland to do a workshop about refugees. We discussed the life of a refugee and talked about the items we would take if we had to leave home suddenly.

The children really enjoyed the workshop and began planning ways in which they could raise money for Cafod and support the children in need around the world.