Live Simply Award June 2023
Pupils and staff from St Michael & St John’s Roman Catholic Primary School recognised for living simply, sustainably and in solidarity.
Pupils and staff from St Michael & St John’s RC Primary have achieved the Live Simply Award after taking action to demonstrate they are living simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the world’s poorest communities.
Championed by overseas development charity CAFOD, the award was presented to pupils and staff on 20th June 2023, St Michael & St John’s implemented a number of exceptional projects that highlighted the importance of caring for people and the planet. Their actions had a positive impact on their school community and also reached out to embrace the local community and our global community too.
The whole school and local Church Laudato Si’ over the past two years combined forces to develop the garden areas around the Church and School by planting vegetables, trees and bee bombs providing a sanctuary for wildlife that encapsulates that message of ‘Caring for Our Common Home’.
A Year 6 Pupil commented on why they took part in the Live Simply Award.
“It’s all about making a small change and we know that can eventually make a big difference.”
Katrina Harkin (Laudato Si’ Lead) at St Michael & St John’s who led the Live Simply journey said:
“It has been an incredible experience over the past two years and has provided all the children with some wonderful experiences. It has given the children that deeper understanding of how to care for the world we live in and boosted that love of the great outdoors and caring for the local environment. We look forward to seeing what our continuing journey brings.”
CAFOD’s Live Simply assessor Ann Neale said “The children have a real pride in their achievements, and in the awards that their friends have achieved because of the work they have all been involved in.”
“Congratulations to the pupils and staff from St Michael & St John’s RC Primary School on achieving the Live Simply Award.”