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St Mary's Catholic High School

'Go Green Day' for CAFOD

On Tuesday, 30th November, St Mary’s students and staff raised £193 towards CAFOD’s ‘Go Green Day’. We asked students to wear their normal uniform on that day, but to wear one item of bright green clothing as part of their uniform - hats, ties, gloves, t-shirts, scarfs, socks, jumpers, hoodies and more were worn.

Special assemblies were held for each year group on every day of the week before, with a CAFOD speaker, to prepare students for the ‘Go Green Day’. Students were shown how the poorest communities around the world are most affected by climate change, and were helped to understand that we all have a responsibility to protect our planet and all who live on it.

Raising money for CAFOD, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, was a way for our pupils to put their faith into action by supporting our poorest sisters and brothers around the world, and thus inspiring our pupils to become active global citizens, and also living out our school mission of SERVICE to others. Wearing green for the day was also an important way for our students to show SOLIDARITY with those very same people.

Well done to everyone who took part in our ‘Go Green Day’.