St Mary’s Primary, creating a buzz!

St Mary's Primary, Merthyr TydfilPupils from St Mary’s RC Primary school in Merthyr Tydfil, learnt all about how bees can make a difference to the lives of some of the poorest communities.

The school spent a whole week learning about CAFOD and different ways of fundraising. Pupils were asked to think of fundraising ideas that they could carry out during the week. Ideas produced by the children included having a cake sale, a name the teddy competition, holding a non-uniform day, plus many more.

Kieran O’Brien, manager for CAFOD in South Wales, visited the school and thanked them for their amazing support and generosity. Kieran also gave a short presentation about a family in Nicaragua who were struggling to feed themselves. The pupils then learnt about CAFOD’s bee project that is helping them to earn a small income so that they can buy food for themselves and create a sustainable future.

“It is great to see that this year CAFOD’s World Gift catalogue includes the gift of bees” said Kieran, “the children were not only able to hear first hand how the bee project is helping the family in Nicaragua, but also how they can help many more families through the World Gift scheme by buying a family member a queen bee for £4!”.

Other gifts that are available this year include the marvellous moo cow, chirpy chickens, squirming worms and a bountiful greenhouse! World gifts can be used as gifts for friends and families over Christmas, or schools and parishes can chip in together to raise funds for larger gifts such as the health clinic that costs £4000.

To order your catalogue please call 0808 14 000 14 or you can go online to


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