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What are the Caritas Ambassadors?

 

Caritas Ambassadors is a programme for both primary and secondary schools which aims to equip pupils with a strong understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and how we can put it into action in our daily lives. 

 

The programme runs through six key themes of Catholic Social Teaching and helps the trainee Ambassadors to think about social justice issues in our local community, before taking them through responding by developing and running their own social action project.

 

The Caritas Ambassadors are leaders of social action in our school, and responsible for sharing what they have learnt with those around them. They share their increased understanding of the issues faced by our local community, and how they and their fellow pupils can address these to create a fairer society. 

 

The Caritas Ambassadors develop their own ideas, and taking responsibility for creating and running their social action projects themselves. They use the Give, Act, Share, Pray model to design their project, looking at how they can give their time and skills to act to support those in need, and sharing this work with others through awareness raising and prayer.  

 

It was so great to welcome the Cartias Ambassadors from @SaintPetersSch today to discuss our action plans and all our fabulous Catholic Social Teaching plans for the year ahead!

We were delighted to welcome members of the Halesowen Welcome Group to our very first Soup Kitchen!
 

We were honoured to serve the local community with hot soups, cakes & a hot cuppa this afternoon in school, led by our very own Caritas Ambassadors! πŸ’•πŸ’• 

 

We thank all the parents for their generous donations of clothes, shoes & toys for the children. It was a huge success & we received many compliments from our visitors; thanking the children and staff for all their efforts in helping them to feel wanted & loved. 
 

Thank you to the parents who supported us for the afternoon, serving hot drinks and making our new friends feel really welcome! πŸ’•πŸ’•

 

We look forward to doing it all again in the Autumn Term! Everyone is welcome so keep an eye on the calendar fir our Winter Warming Soup Kitchen #schoolofsanctuary

#welcome the stranger πŸ™πŸ’•πŸ™

 

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Today we had the interviews for the Caritas Ambassadors after the tough job of reading all the amazing application letters. We were very lucky that Mr Johnson- our chair of governors- was able to join us for the interviews!

Our first meeting as Caritas Ambassadors discussing and preparing all the social justice issues we would like to tackle ready for our presentation and commissioning on the 28th April!


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