Academic Year Sept 2020 – July 2021
Catholic Social Teaching tells us that we must care for others who are less fortunate than ourselves. Throughout lockdown we have continued to raise money for different charities and reach out to members of our local community. Here are some of the things we have been doing:
Harvest October 2020
We raised money for CAFOD and bought gifts for our global friends:
Foundation Stage – Two emergency water packages
Year One – Two emergency water packages
Year Two – A vegetable garden
Year Three – A happy queen bee and an emergency water package
Year Four – A vegetable garden
Year Five – Mosquito nets and an emergency water package
Year Six – An emergency water package and a happy queen bee
We know that all of these items will make a tremendous difference to families in need at this time.
Advent December 2020
We held a virtual Christingle Service, attended by the whole school community and raised money for The Christian Society.
Our Advent Fundraising project was extremely successful. We took part in a reverse advent calendar and children and families brought in food boxes.
Lent Feb – March 2021
During Lent, our Virtue to Live By is Charity.
We are raising money for Mary’s Meals and collecting for the food bank once more.
We will also be holding a sponsored silence.
Once again, the St Joseph's community has generously donated towards a fantastic cause!— St Joseph's Castleford (@StJosephsCas) March 26, 2021
Thank you to all families who donated to our food bank collection today, these were collected by @CllrForster to be distributed by The Link to those in need in our local area. pic.twitter.com/0rCY2OzS60
The St Joseph’s community has once again come together to donate food for those in need in our local community. The collection, held on Friday 26th, resulted in two cars worth of donations, which were collected by Councilor Richard Forster, and will be distributed by The Link on Beancroft Road.
Working alongside Catholic Care, we host a Community Market every Wednesday morning for all parents and carers in school. The first market was held 12th May 2021 and was a resounding success.
Alongside providing free food to those in our community, the market also reduces supermarket food waste, utilizing food that would otherwise be thrown away despite being fine to eat.