Green-fingered Coventry youngsters receive global environment award - The Coventry Observer

Green-fingered Coventry youngsters receive global environment award

Coventry Editorial 8th Feb, 2024   0

STUDENTS from Coventry have received a global award for making a difference to the planet and those in need.

St John Fisher Catholic Primary School were joined by Colleen Fletcher MP and representatives from many charities as they received the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development LiveSimply Award for its projects.

Charities and other guests went to hear about the pupils’ work over the last 18 months.

The students took part in a recycling project with Team Recycle, where the school community donated milk cartons and bottle tops.

These were used to create 18,000 plastic medals for the 2023 Oslo Marathon.

The school worked alongside Coventry Food Bank and Langar Aid, gathering 15 crates of food donations, creating meal boxes and visiting their headquarters to learn about how to support people in the community.

The award celebrates Catholic schools and parishes across the world who follow the Pope’s aim by protecting the earth and local and global communities.

Students from St John Fisher created the school’s first Eco Club, responding to Pope Francis’s call for all people to work towards a more sustainable world.

Colleen Fletcher, MP for Coventry North East, said: “It was truly inspiring to see all the work and passion that had gone into earning the LiveSimply Award.

“I am really pleased to see how engaged all the pupils are with the issues both across the world and here in the UK.

“From the letters I received and all the activities I know they have taken part in, I can tell how seriously all the pupils have taken the goals and values of the award.

“I am sure that all of the pupils will continue to be engaged and passionate about the positive difference they can make in the world.”

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