During the Autumn term, pupils in year 4 & 5 were given the opportunity to apply to become Caritas Ambassadors. We have now successfully appointed 8 Caritas Ambassadors, who are enthusiastic and hold faith and social fairness close to their hearts.
Our Caritas Ambassadors are activists for social change, and are ambassadors of Catholic Social Teaching at Our Lady & St Gerard's. Their mission is to make a positive difference by showing 'love in action', raising awareness and encouraging others. The pupils are committed to taking on their new roles and received training last week. They understand that 'Caritas' means charity in Latin and are beginning to organise which charities they believe are important to our local area and how supporting them can help to make a difference.
During their first meeting, they have been proactive and have begun discussing the areas of Catholic Social Teaching that need our attention and have started preparing how they want to raise awareness and encourage others into action.
Watch this space to find out what are ambassadors are up to.