"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. .."
(Genesis 1: 1-31)
In Laudato Si, Pope Francis clearly states that our common home is being destroyed and that we, as humans, have dominion over the whole earth. We have to act now! There is no alternative planet. We are ignoring the Earth's cry; we cannot continue like this. Time is running out and the solution is right in front of us: trees can help to save our planet but every day they are being mercilessly cut down. Greta Thunberg said at the United Nations Climate Summit that trees are our climate solution. Play your part. We have developed a speed of destruction that we could never have imagined. Make your voice count and stop this. We have to make our dream a reality so protect and restore nature. We spend thousands and thousands of pounds on fossil fuels rather than on developing natural resources. How can we hope for a future when we don't know if there is one? Climate change affects us all but it is the poorest who suffer most.
Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si', is a profound invitation to everyone on the planet to care for our common home. We have been working extremely hard this last year to make sure we are doing everything within our power to care for our common home...
- We made an Elephant Eco Brick Sculpture to highlight single use plastic waste and a seriously endangered animal the Asian Elephant . This project was completed in conjunction with Bob Turner from CAFOD and Joel Henderson from Prospects
- Year 4 and 5 have been busy collecting crisp packets to fuse together to make blankets for the homeless
- We collected even more Eco-Bricks to have our third bench on the bottom playground
- We also had members of the 'Global Catholic Climate Movement' and local environmental committees come into school to speak with and do work with the children in their classes