Share the Journey - CAFOD
This year, Pope Francis encourages us all to ‘welcome our brother and sister migrants and refugees with arms wide open’ and to call on world leaders to do the same when they develop new agreements on refugees and migration at the United Nations. In September, world leaders will meet at the United Nations to develop new global agreements on refugees and migration. To show them how strongly we want justice for our global neighbours, we are joining with other schools and parishes in England and Wales to walk the distance around the whole world - 24,900 miles.
We have responded by symbolically sharing the journey with those who have been forced to flee their homes. Although the distance we walk today may be small, others across England and Wales are walking too. You too can get involved by signing the petition at https://e-activist.com/page/12965/petition/1
The children have worked on various activities throughout the week learning about refugees and our response as Catholic children. We then took part in a pilgrimage around the school grounds listening to the stories of refugees along the way. It was a very spiritual experience that gave us all a chance to reflect on the plight of others, as well as reminding us to be grateful for all that we have. Today we have walked a grand total of 676 miles! Congratulations and well done to all the children who took part with great passion and reverence to share the journey with others. A special well done to year 5 who worked hard to organise and lead the pilgrimage.