One Climate One World at Grays Convent

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Year 9 at Grays Convent welcomed CAFOD into school to run a session on climate change.

Climate change is the single biggest threat to reducing poverty. The people we work with are experiencing the effects of changes in climate right now, whether it’s typhoons or floods destroying entire communities, or unpredictable seasons for farmers leaving millions hungry. Climate change is undoing years of people’s work to improve their lives.

The morning began with looking at Martin’s story. Martin is 12 and lives in Myanmar/Burma. When Martin was six, his village was struck by Cyclone Nargis. His father ran with him to the local school and they hid there for the night hoping they would survive. They did, but many people did not. You can read more about Martin here >>

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The students then had an opportunity to design their own comics. Comics can be used to campaign and make people aware of issues. It’s important to get your voice heard. There were some great comics produced by the end of the session.

Everyone had an opportunity to look at each others work and there were some great examples.

Following a short reflection, students took time out for some silent reflection.

After finding out more about the One Climate One World campaign, students had the opportunity to take part in the campaign by writing pledges and messages for tackling climate change.

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During the break, Eleanor and Morgan from Year 11 came in to present a cheque for £1309.24. They had raised this through various activities, including a 24 hour fast and sleepover and selling hot chocolate during the break. They asked for this donation to be sent to the Ebola appeal.

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