We welcomed Jan Beaumont from CAFOD to St Joseph’s on 13th October, and she kindly led assemblies for all the children in Years 1-6 on the theme of ‘Harvest’ and ‘Sustainability’.
Jan told us how CAFOD helped Luana who lives in the Brazilian Amazon. When fires destroyed the crops and trees that Luana’s community rely on to survive, CAFOD’s local experts helped them to replant using sustainable methods so that they would have food to eat and to sell.
Jan told the children how the money raised in our Lenten Appeal earlier this year had helped to support communities around the world in many ways from supplying solar lights in refugee camps, to helping people around the world who have no access to water for drinking, washing and farming.
Jan praised the school for our fundraising efforts, and presented us with a certificate of thanks from CAFOD.
We would like to thank Jan for visiting us, and for being so informative and interesting.