The LiveSimply award is an opportunity for St. Mary's School and the wider community to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si' to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us”. 

To achieve The LiveSimply award we need to show how we have been living:

The award celebrates what we already do and will inspire us to do more. It will help our community to live, not just more simply, but also more fully.

Keep visiting this page to see how we are doing!

LIVE SIMPLY

WORLD FOOD DAY OCTOBER 2022

We made posters to remind us to bring food in.

We collected lots of food. Half went to our Church food bank and half went to Ablewell Food bank.

Our school Liturgy group went to Ablewell Food bank to help sort the food. They came back and shared their experience.

Deacon Helen Webster came to visit our school and tell us about the work they do at Ablewell Food Bank.

Our posters to encourage people to bring in food for World Food Day October 2022

CHRISTMAS 2022

Our school participated in the Parish Christmas Bazaar and sang carols entertaining the parish and visitors to our church.

Christmas 2022

Instead of sending Christmas cards to each child in their class, our children decided to Live Simply and they made one to display in their class.

Christmas 2022

Instead of buying Christmas gifts, Francesca in Y6 decided to donate the money to help a vulnerable child.

LIVE SUSTAINABLY WITH CREATION

Inspired by Laudato Si’ we thought about how we could refuse, reuse, reduce, repurpose, recycle. Together with our local community, we collected plastic bottle tops and created a display in the garden.

Pupils grew their own vegetables and shared these with the community

Nursery chose their CAFOD gifts

Nursery's gift choice

Nursery's gift choice

Reception chose their CAFOD gift

Year 3 chose their CAFOD gifts.

Year 3's choice of gift

Year 6's gift.

LIVE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE POOR

Our school and wider community participated in the BIG LENT WALK.

We had a focus day and encouraged everyone to meet and walk and take notice of the world around us. We found things around us for each colour of the rainbow.


WE RAISED £253.12!

walk.pdf
The big lent walk.pdf

OUR PLEDGES

Our school and wider community made Livesimply pledges. We pledged what we are going to do to make our world a better place.

Have a look at some of our pledges. Feel free to add one for your family. Click this link.

https://padlet.com/jsmith1497/our-live-simply-pledges-qgoa4hj0l9ip77eh