Pope Francis' Laudato Si (“Praise be to you”) is a worldwide wake up call to help humanity understand the destruction that man is rendering to the environment and his fellow man.
Laudato Si - week
'You are called to care for creation, not just as people but as followers of Jesus'. (Pope Francis 2015). Laudato Si is just part of our lives at Holy family, but we also like to have focus time really looking into how we look after the World. This term we linked our Around the World Day with Laudato Si week and studied seas and oceans.
Our two previous Around the World Days looked at the Arctic and Antarctic (Autumn Term) and Tropical Rain Forests (Spring Term). Our aim being for the children to look at these parts of the world and to reflect upon the changes occurring to them. We teach the children that if every single one of us does one thing to look after our world, that adds up to a lots of things (action).
The principles of looking after each other, and the world we live in have always been important to us at Holy Family. To heighten our work in school and in the wider community we have made Laudat Si and Fratelli Tutti one of our school priorities in 2022-23.
Year 6 - Meet Green Councillor James Abbott
James Abbott the Green Party councillor for Witham came into school to talk to Year 6 about various topics that affect the pollution in our town of Witham.
James discussed recycling, litter picking, light pollution, fly tipping, the environment around us and how we as a community can help and assist to make our town a cleaner place for all.
The children asked lots of questions on how they can help, what they can do if they see littering, and how as families and schools we can all pull together to make our community better for all.
It was a really good talk and discussion and the children asked lots of really good questions.