Live Simply award given to Willenhall school

Students and staff at St Thomas More Catholic school has been presented with the CAFOD Live Simply award.

The award recognises the work the school has done – and continues to do – in response to Pope Francis’s invitation in Laudato Si' to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us”.

Canon Gerry Murray, who is Chair of Birmingham’s Diocesan Justice & Peace Commission made the presentation on behalf of the diocese.

He said: “It’s wonderful to see a school achieving the Live Simply Award through their dedication and hard work. I hope this will provide an inspiration to other schools to follow in their footsteps”.

Students across all year groups have been involved in the planning and delivery of many of the events and initiatives which contributed to achieving the award.

Even during lockdown activities continued. Assemblies were delivered virtually focusing on CAFOD’s campaigns.

Students were able to participate in the “Walk for Water “campaign during Lent and, once back in school, many classes contributed to the “Eyes of the World” campaign in the lead-up to the COP26 conference to be held in Glasgow next week.

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