The Caritas Ambassadors are a selection of students who are witnesses to God’s faith by putting prayers into action and supporting those who are less fortunate than themselves.
The team are comprised of children in Year 5 and 6 and are led by Mrs Mellor. At the start of the year, the team decide which charities they are going to support and what areas of the Catholic Social Teaching needs our attention. Together they create an action plan for the year that will raise money and awareness and encourage others into action themselves.
Prayer Service for Morocco
Our Caritas Ambassadors were so moved by the devastating earthquake in Morocco that they asked Miss McDonagh if they could spend their playtime planning a special prayer and liturgy service. The children planned and led a very moving and respectful service during their lunchtime in the chapel.
Caritas Ambassador Meeting
On 11th July, our Caritas Ambassadors met with their fellow Caritas Ambassadors from around Birmingham to discuss the projects they have undertaken this year. They were also lucky enough to meet Bishop David and take part in a prayer and liturgy service. It was wonderful to see such faith in action!
Our Caritas Ambassadors noticed how much litter had accumulated in our local area so they spoke to some members of staff to organise an after-school litter pick. The children were perfect examples of being stewards of God's creation.
Designing a Mascot
Our Caritas Ambassadors met with Year 4 and Year 5 to discuss their plans to design a Caritas mascot. We're excited to see the children's designs!
Some of our Caritas Ambassadors have been busy planting seeds to celebrate King Charles' coronation. The children's actions reflect their understanding of being stewards of God's creation. At St. Peter's, we embrace the responsibility of caring for the Earth and its resources.
F from Year 4 said "We want to build a more sustainable and beautiful world for future generations."
During Earth Month, our Caritas Ambassadors met to devise an action plan focused on sustainable practices. After thoughtful discussions, the children decided to prioritise two key initiatives. Firstly, they committed to turning off electricity when not in use, recognising the importance of conserving energy.
Secondly, the ambassadors planned to encourage teachers to use less paper. G from Year 6 said "By reducing our paper usage, we will become a more sustainable school."
These initiatives reflect the children's dedication to environmental stewardship and their determination to make a positive impact during Earth Month and is something we plan on continuing throughout the year.
27th February - 12th March 2023
Our Caritas ambassadors took the initiative to organise a raffle, aiming to raise funds for Fairtrade. At St. Peter's we know every individual deserves fair compensation and respect for their work. Staff were so impressed at the children's concern for the common good and the well-being of all individuals, especially those in disadvantaged circumstances.
Visit to St. Chad's - February 2023
Accompanied by Sr. Margaret, our Caritas Ambassadors embarked on a visit to St. Chad's, bringing along donations of food and toiletries. The experience was enlightening for the ambassadors as they witnessed firsthand the impact of their contributions in supporting the poor and vulnerable in Birmingham.
S from Y6 said, "It really opened my eyes to see how our donations make a difference in people's lives. I feel grateful to be part of this initiative and to have the opportunity to help those in need."
The visit gave the Caritas Ambassadors the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the ways in which our donations directly support individuals facing adversity. The visit helped the children to understand that even the smallest contributions can make a significant difference in the lives of others.
Today our Caritas Ambassadors celebrated mass and formally introduced themselves to our parish. They spoke about their role and their aims to be stewards of God's creation this academic year and asked parishioners to come to them with any ideas or extra projects they could become involved in.