P3 and P4 Working for a Just World

At the beginning of Lent, Mrs Loughran took an assembly with Key Stage 1 and spoke about the importance of helping others at this time of year.  She shared this year’s Trócaire story of Kumba, a seven-year-old girl from Sierra Leone.  It’s been more that six months since the devastating mudslide that destroyed her home and killed over 1,000 people in the area of Freetown where she lives. Only 20% of her community survived.

The children had a look at some Trócaire gifts that can be bought to support people and families in need.  Mrs Loughran showed the children how their gift could help others in 3 easy steps:

1. A sustainable and ethical gift is chosen from the Trócaire Gifts range.

2. The recipient receives a beautiful card with details of the Trócaire Gift.

3. The gift is sourced in the country and given to a family in need.

Together, the children decided that they would put money into their class Trócaire box with the aim of buying some chicks.  This would help families in Kenya and Ethiopia, providing a source of food and a much needed income all year round.

The children were very enthusiastic and managed to raise a fantastic total of £81, which will allow the purchase of 16 chicks.

The work Trócaire does promoting human rights, women’s empowerment and access to resources such as land and water is key to building strong and peaceful societies. That work is supported by the annual Lenten appeal. Donations to the campaign will support over two million of the poorest and most vulnerable people around the world this year.

Congratulations to P3 and P4 children and their parents for keeping the Lenten donations going.  A brilliant achievement!

2 comments

Congratulations P3 and P4 , a great idea and a brilliant achievement.

by Nicola Matthews on March 28, 2018 at 7:45 am #

Well done P3 and P4. The 16 chicks will make a difference!! We are very proud of you!!!!!

by Suzanne Burns on April 3, 2018 at 1:49 pm #

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