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St Mary’s Goes Green for CAFOD

St Mary’s Goes Green for CAFOD

This year CAFOD launched their GO GREEN campaign in the lead up to the COP26 climate change talks. The campaign supports communities protecting the Amazon rainforest and to stand up for people dealing with the climate crisis. We have chosen to support CAFOD as a way for our pupils to put their faith into action. By raising money for Go Green, we will be supporting our brothers and sisters around the world, inspiring our pupils to become active global citizens and living out our school mission.

St Mary’s celebrated our Go Green Day on October 8th, painting the school (figuratively) green, with everyone dressing from head to toe in green. Outfits included Year 9 students with bright green hair streaks, Mr Pickford in a neon green wig, and Mrs Richards in full dinosaur costume! We saw students from across the year groups hosting a pop-up fete with games and prizes, a cakes and bakes sale, as well as a lunchtime disco. Other students hosted raffles for gift hampers, a guess the name of the bear contest, Mario Kart Wii and Pokémon card tournaments. The highlight of our fundraising efforts was the inter-house tug of war for all year groups – a huge thank you to Mr Anderson and the PE department!

Fundraising even continued throughout our Open Evening event for prospective parents, as students tirelessly engaged in conversations about the importance of supporting the campaign and receiving generous donations from parents and visitors!

To date, we have raised a staggering £1,557 with donations still being collected!  This is a testament to the outstanding commitment and hard work of our amazing pupils, and their tireless efforts are to be commended.

Donations can still be made via the CAFOD website – please follow the link https://cafod.org.uk/donations/one-off?_Appeal=3530

Thank you for all of your generosity.

God Bless,

Miss C. Leslie

Teacher of RE