Maggie Mairura, Community Participation Coordinator shares some inventive ideas from primary schools in Leicestershire!
Many thanks to staff, parents and students at 3 Leicestershire schools for really getting involved in inventive ways this Lent in taking part in CAFOD Schools #giveitupchallenge.
The Chaplaincy Team at St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Earl Shilton, prepared and chopped vegetables donated by staff members in the school’s Prayer Room and then, with the permission of the school ‘s kitchen staff, Anita and Tracey, school Chaplain Jean Connor and her husband Mark cooked the soup, all 32 litres of it, ready for serving the next day during school lunchtime.
St Peter’s Earl Shilton
Pupils and staff paid £2.00 for a bowl of soup and a bread roll. On the day the Chaplaincy Team sold £106.00 worth of soup. More was sold to parents at the end of the school day and finally, they took what was left to an Evening of Reflection on the works of the Holy Spirit, a 6 week course led by young people of the parish. The Holy Spirit was truly at work as they sold the remaining containers of soup! £154.00 in total, so with all donations being doubled by the UK Government this Lent, this makes it an amazing £308.00!
Jean said “We had a great time doing this and one Year One pupil declared it was the best soup she’d ever tasted!! It is great for the whole school and parish to be able to support CAFOD’s work and giving us the opportunity to help people like Svondo and his friends in Zimbabwe!”
Sponsored Obstacle Course at Christ the King Leicester
In Leicester, Christ the King came up with two great sponsored events as part of the Lenten Fundraising for CAFOD. 3SN undertook a sponsored obstacle course!
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And then 6JB took part in a sponsored dance ‘busting some moves on the dance floor’ all afternoon!!! I am guessing that more events are planned by other form groups!
- 6JB Sponsored Danc
Finally, St Charles in Measham organisesd a good school favourite – a non- school uniform day, but with a unique twist – ‘Be a goodie, wear a hoodie’!It is truly inspiring and uplifting to see how our Catholic schools around the Diocese are engaging with this Lent’s #giveitup challenge. And all donations will be doubled by the UK government.
‘Be a goodie, wear a hoodie’ at St Charles, Measham
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