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St John Fisher Catholic Primary

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SustFest

Photos of the children's projects in support of St Albans Sustainability Festival

 

CST In Action

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This week we were visited by Virginia from Sustainable St Albans, who told us all about global warming and what we can do to slow it down. The children shared some great ideas and made a promise to make a small change towards a big difference. Classes have begun projects on the theme, including using recycled materials to make bug hotels in Reception Class, designing posters on saving water in year One and Two, and writing to local MP, Daisy Cooper, in Year Four. 

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Fairtrade 

Also in June, we welcomed Maureen and Stan from the parish, to run a Fairtrade sale in the hall after school. This was to raise awareness for the CST principle: Dignity of Workers. The children have enjoyed learning about Fairtrade, and even our Reception pupils can recognise the label. The sale was well supported, with a range of delicious goods on offer. 

 

Lenten Giving

During Lent, the children have been involved in various events and activities to live out our mission and put others first. Pupils in Years 4 and 5 organised  bake-sales, raising money for the Save the Children Gaza appeal and the Ollie Foundation. Reception Class helped make posters asking for donations of food for the parish collection for the foodbank. Our Chaplaincy Team have visited classes to help promote the 'postcards of kindness' initiative, with postcards being distributed among local care homes. A pupil in Year One was keen to help the homeless, so a non-uniform day in aid of Herts Young Homeless will be a good way to end the term. Great to see our pupils actively participating for the good of the community. 

Foodbank Collection

Thanks to our generous community, we were able to support St Albans and District Foodbank again this year with several crates full of items they need. Natalie joined us for our Harvest Assembly to say thank you and to tell us a bit more about the important work they do. 

Eco-Monitors

Our class Eco-Monitors presented their pledges during our Harvest Assembly. Promises included turning lights off when not needed, turning taps off, reusing and recycling paper, walk or cycle to school more, use less plastic, plant wildflowers to attract more insects, make a school bird bath, eat less meat, plant a tree and raise more awareness about climate change. Excellent ideas!

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Karibu Nyumbani

On Friday we had a fundraiser for Karibu Nyumbani, the children's orphanage we support in Tanzania. Our Chaplaincy Team visited classes during the week to explain the work of the orphanage and where it can be found. Children came dressed in the colours of the Tanzanian flag. Further details of the orphanage, and a link to donate, can be found here: www.karibunyumbani.org