• Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

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Washington Catholic Primary School wins prestigious CAFOD LiveSimply Award

Washington based Catholic Primary School, St John Boste are proud to be presented with the CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) LiveSimply award.

The CAFOD LiveSimply award is an opportunity for Catholic communities – parishes, schools, religious orders and chaplaincies – to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si’ to work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to them.

There are three elements to the award; Live simply, Live sustainably with creation and Live in solidarity with people in poverty. Schools are required to create a main project and two smaller projects on each element and show how these have been embedded into the school to make a difference.

For Live simply, St John Boste created a biodiversity garden, for Live sustainably with creation, they integrated recycling into all areas of the school and finally for Live in solidarity with people in poverty, the children have been supporting the charitable efforts in Sierra Leone as well as donating to the Washington Community Food Project.

Denise Cushlow, Executive Head Teacher, St John Boste describes what it means for the school to win the award, “As a school we are delighted to win the CAFOD LiveSimply award. The children worked really hard to help the school become more sustainable, more caring about the less fortunate as well as continuing to give back to the community. Along with the recognition of winning a notable award, we received a wooden plaque that we will display proudly at the school.”

About St John Boste Catholic Primary School

The school provides a safe, happy, enthusiastic and Christ-centred community in which children can learn and be valued as individuals. They value the teachings of the Catholic faith and live in the way Christ is taught, whilst showing an awareness of, and respect for other races, creeds and religions.

They have a dedicated school team who are all committed to ensuring the best outcomes for every one of their pupils; they work incredibly hard ensuring that all the children enjoy their learning and achieve well. If you would like to know more about the school please visit their website: https://www.stjohnbosteprimary.org.uk/.