On Wednesday, Grade 6 welcomed a volunteer speaker from the charity CAFOD who ‘Zoomed -in’ to lead a workshop entitled ‘The eyes of the world!’
Students learned about the origins and work of CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development), with a focus on care for our brothers and sisters who live in poverty and care for the planet – our common home. The students also took part in the charity’s initiative to remind world leaders that all eyes are on them as they make important decisions about the environment. 2021 is a crucial year for action on the climate crisis and the UK is hosting world leaders at the UN COP26 climate conference in November. As Pope Francis says in his letter Laudato Si, “The cry of the earth and the cry of the poor are one.”
Grade 6 will be sending copies of their designs of ‘The eyes of the world’ to the Prime Minister to remind him that the world is watching and to make sure that the climate crisis and the world’s poorest communities are kept at the heart of his decisions.
“I really enjoyed learning about CAFOD and what they do!”
“I learned lots from Ruth, the CAFOD volunteer who ‘zoomed in’ to talk to us about CAFOD. We got to see how good we were at recycling as well! I really enjoyed drawing the eyes too.”
“I have learned all about global warming and how everyone can stick together and, one by one, make a difference.”
“I really liked the CAFOD workshop because I realised that every little helps, and if we all do our part, we can help out.”