Secondary School and Youth summer roundup

Some of our Education Volunteers Joan, Katharine, Peter, Linda and John

Some of our Education Volunteers
Joan, Katharine, Peter, Linda and John

June and July are generally busy months for our education volunteers visiting schools, and this year was no exception.

BW Ursuline Denise, John, Breda and Mike visited Yr 12 Brentwood Ursuline on Wednesday 18 June. It was an opportunity to introduce the World Cup activities and also to play the new emergency resource, Flood!

On Friday 26 June, Peter and Denise visited Sacred Heart in Upminster to take part in their Peace day, and Joan visited Grays Convent on Friday 27 June to present an award to one of the students, Samantha, for a video she created following a CAFOD visit during Lent. You can view the video here >>

FOT8BE3_jpgSaturday 28 June saw the CAFOD group at St Angela’s & St Bonaventure’s 6th form in Forest Gate walking from Westfield Shopping Centre in West London to Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, raising £143.

Woodlands 1 On Friday 4 July, Joan visited Woodlands School in Basildon. Working with the Gifted & Talented students they looked at CAFOD’s work in the favelas of Rio, contrasting it with the money spent on the World Cup. You can also read about actress Jo Joyner’s visit to Rio here

Joan also visited the Confirmation Group at the parish of Our Lady & St Joseph, Stanford le Hope.

Tuesday 8 July saw Denise visiting Palmer Academy in Seven Kings to collect their Lent fundraising of over £1300.

Palmer 1Friday 11 July saw Peter, Joan, John and Mike returning to Palmer Academy to work with their Year 10s. Again, the activities looked at the World Cup in Brazil.

Denise and Stuart joined 1400 Explorer Scouts at the annual Gilwell24 event. Young people were asked to think about the things they would miss due to climate change, as part of the For the Love of … campaign, and you can join in too. Read more

St Marks 2A full day of activities took place on Monday 14 July at St Mark’s School, Harlow. Working with the Year 9s were Joan, Peter, John, Linda, Katharine and Denise. Various activities including looking at the World Cup in Rio, playing the Trade Game, looking at lifestyles took place during the day.

St Marks

And that rounded off a busy July. A massive thank you to our wonderful team of Education Volunteers, school staff and students.

We’re now looking forward to the start of the new term and Harvest Fast Day!

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