Our team of education volunteers across Cardiff and Menevia had a joint day of working on Monday 15 May when they met together in the Cardiff volunteer centre.
The purpose of the refresher training was to bring together all our wonderful volunteers – experienced and newly-recruited, to explore the resources which we are using in schools during the Summer term and beyond.
The liveSimply group tin Ross and Monmouth were delighted to welcome renowned UN consultant, Nicola Bradbear, to the Priory in Monmouth on 4 May.
Nicola founded Bees for Development which works to assist beekeepers in developing countries.
Beekeeping can help families move beyond subsistence farming and their crops can improve thanks to increased bee pollination.
Eleanor Margetts, a CAFOD volunteer at St Joseph’s Brighton spoke at the Member of Parliament Correspondents reception in the house of Parliament this week. She told us
“On Monday evening this week, I had the incredible honour to be asked to speak at the Houses of Parliament about my experience of volunteering with CAFOD. The event was an MP Correspondents (MPC) reception, inviting those CAFOD volunteers who are communicating campaigns and messages to their local representatives to share an evening with MPs in the Speakers Rooms of Parliament. It was, to say the least, an intimidating crowd; I was on the line-up of speakers which included Rt Hon John Bercow, Rob Flello MP and Chris Bain, Director of CAFOD. It felt both exhilarating and terrifying to be placed alongside such amazing public speakers so I was a little bit daunted at the prospect!
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Mr David Lewis, Head teacher at St Illtyd’s Catholic Primary School in Bonymaen, Swansea welcomed CAFOD in to the whole school assembly on Thursday 6 April where the children were given a “Rough Guide to CAFOD”
What does the D in CAFOD stand for?
Well it’s development. And this was a great opportunity to explain what a development agency is and that development is about supporting people in poor communities to receive basic rights such as food, water, health care and education as well as a way to earn money to support themselves.
Ysgol Gatholig Sant Ffransis, Aberdaugleddau – St Francis Catholic School in Milford Haven played their part in turning little fish into Big Fish for CAFOD’s Lent appeal in March.
There was a wonderful display in the hall with many colourful Mr Fish and thoughtful prayers that the children had shared.
On Monday 13 March one of our schools volunteers, Therese Warwick, visited St Francis Xavier’s RC Primary School in Hereford to share the message of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ at assembly.
Watch the animation here.
This was followed up with a workshop with Year 4 and their class teacher, Mrs George who is also the school’s eco-co-ordinator.
During the last week of the spring term, pupils at Archbishop McGrath Catholic High School, Bridgend, joined together to organise a host of Lent events; not only did they have a lot of fun, they raised lots of funds for the Lent appeal.
Throughout the week, many events took place including a bush tucker trial, a sponsored run, bake sales, a movie screening and fishing game. The total for the week is well over £1,700, with the winning form class raising over £450.