We have decided as a school to pursue the CAFOD Live Simply award. This is an opportunity for us to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si' to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us.”
To earn this award, we need to show as a school we are living:
Simply - how we encourage our families to consume less in our daily lives and to be more appreciative of what we have. Taking the time to be more reflective, prayerful and considerate to others.
In solidarity with the poor - being aware that other people might be experiencing difficulties, vulnerabilities, injustice or exclusion and working to alleviate this where possible.
Sustainably with creation - learning ways that can help to rebalance our relationship with the environment, remembering that we are the stewards of creation and that the resources of our planet are finite and to be respected and treasured.
We already do much as a school to fulfil these objectives, but for the years 2023/24 we have planned some special events which are intended to have a positive impact upon our global, local and school communities. The full action plan is below, but key actions include: