English Martyrs go green for CAFOD

Margaret Hodgson, our wonderful Schools’ Volunteer Coordinator, recently visited The English Martyrs School in Hartlepool. 

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English Martyrs students play Sometimes, Always, Never

When you finish a can of coke (or other fizzy drink) do you make sure it gets recycled? Do you eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables instead of pre-packaged meals? Do you use both sides of a piece of paper? These are just some of the questions we asked students at English Martyrs to see just how environmentally aware they were.

In a change from their normal Geography lessons, CAFOD were invited in to work with the students on the issue of climate change. The game Sometimes, Always, Never is always a favourite, asking the young people to give one of the three answers to twenty questions that explore different things we could do to help reduce climate change.

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Getting to grips with the climate change game

This was followed by the climate change game, a classic board game with a twist that, as the name suggests, presents students with a variety climate change dilemmas to overcome!

It was a great time to visit as we’ve just launched a new campaign, Power to Be, that asks governments and the World Bank to invest more in renewable energy. This will not only help offset climate change but also provide poor people living in rural areas with a much needed source of power. If you’d like to get involved, please follow the link to our webpage.

Power To Be: Pilgrimage to Holy Island

The countdown to CAFOD’s Power To Be Pilgrimage to Holy Island has now beganPower to the people.

There is just fifteen days to go. We invite CAFOD volunteers from around the region to join us. Bring a group of people from your parish or just bring a friend. everyone is welcome.

Our walk across the sands begins at 1.00pm and you are asked to meet at the starting point (which will be clearly marked) at 12.45pm.  If you are unable to walk across the causeway then there is a liturgy in St Aidan’s RC Church at 1.30pm. Then there is our Mass of Thanksgiving at 4.00pm which will be celebrated by Fr Chris Hughes.

Come and join us.

Sign our Power To be Campaign action card.

Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mass-of-thanksgiving-for-volunteers-holy-island-tickets-33241373844?aff=erelpanelorg