Faith Council 2021-2022
|Class||Faith Council Representatives|
|St Therese of Lisieux|
|St John the Baptist|
During April, in the last week of the Spring Term, we carried out our Lenten Fundraisers for CAFOD. It was great to see all the children participate in a range of different activities for a great cause. We have sent our donations off and are waiting for the grand total from CAFOD - there was so much to count and lots of envelopes handed in! We hope to post our total in May.
In the month of March, the Faith Council supported their classes with planning their CAFOD Lent fundraisers. We also lead The Stations of The Cross to the whole school which included sharing each station, reflecting on them and listening to the Choir sing some beautiful Hymns.
During the month of February, we focused on the upcoming season of Lent. We spoke about the three pillars of Lent (Prayer, Fasting and Alms Giving) and how we can focus on these three things during this time.
After lots of discussion as a group, we went and spoke to our classes and the younger children of the school to find out what fundraisers they would like to carry out to raise money for CAFOD. We had a great response and all classes were eager to share their ideas. We can't wait to take part in our fundraisers and see how much money we raise for CAFOD during this season of Lent!
When we returned after Christmas, we reminded the classes that the Faith Council are still carrying out prayer sessions in the prayer garden and listening to all year groups for their prayer awards. We also talked about how we can include more pupil voice within our RE lessons and we aim to develop this further during this term.
During December, the Faith Council met regularly to discuss what we can do to 'Spread the Good News'. We delivered an assembly to KS2 on Catholic Social Teaching, that explained what it was and we shared stories and prayers. We also shared a picture of our display and discussed what tasks we have already carried out this term as a school.
In November, the Faith Council discussed the use of our prayer garden. We made a timetable for the whole school for prayer and reflection times and time for children to receive their prayer awards. The Faith Council are now in charge of awarding children their prayer awards.
The month of the rosary
During the month of October, we have been talking about the month of the rosary. The Faith Council sorted rosary beads for each class so that every child can follow along with the rosary with their own rosary beads. We delivered these to each class and they are in everybody's prayer area. Each class has also been given a guide on how to pray the rosary.
The use of our prayer garden
We have also been discussing how we can use the prayer garden more during lunch times and within our RE lessons. We aim to implement the use of the prayer garden in the next half term after finalising the details.
This month, the Faith Council made pledges to listen and respond to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
The children pledged to:
- Donate to charities throughout the year.
- Ensure that we don't waste food.
- Recycle more to save our planet.
- Bring food in for the Harvest Festival next month.
- Fundraise for CAFOD.
- Spread the Good News to our families and friends.