Pupils at Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe have been busy fundraising for the charity, CAFOD, the Catholic development and relief organisation that works in many countries to tackle poverty and encourage development.
The school wants to support CAFOD who focus on helping people make a living, disaster and emergency response, promoting justice and ending poverty by campaigning and advocacy and working with schools to raise awareness and inspire commitment to end injustice and poverty in developing countries.
Charity fundraising events are part of life at Saint Paul’s and the Year 7 pupils have been involved in a number of fund raising activities such as cake sales, raffles and a sponsored silence.
“Our pupils were inspired by the values of the CAFOD charity – compassion, hope, dignity, solidarity, partnership, sustainability and stewardship,” explained Miss Diane Keary, Head of Year 7. “As part of the Catholic community, we were keen to support this charity and help those in need.”
Miss Keary added: ““Not only do fundraising activities help others, they also build group cooperation and are an important part of personal development. Our hope is that, through their exposure to a range of activities and causes, our pupils will develop a sense of the type and scale of need that exists in modern life.”
“We encourage our pupils to consider others in need and to help them through giving of both their time and effort.” commented Mr Wiktor Daron, Head Teacher at Saint Paul’s. “We believe that our pupils benefit from a greater understanding of, and concern for, the needs of those less fortunate than themselves. We see charity fundraising events as a key part of the school’s ethos.”