Students at St Bede’s Catholic High School in Lytham entered into the spirit of CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day by offering a simple frugal lunch on Fast Day.
Pupils and staff enjoyed a delicious vegetable soup, prepared from the harvest of vegetables grown in the school’s own allotment by Year 10 and 11 students under the watchful eye of Mrs McDermid, their food technology teacher. A couple of pots of soup which remained at the end of the lunch hour were taken to a local hostel for the homeless.
Paula Burdess, lay chaplain at St Bede’s, is launching a new whole school programme called the ‘Look Out’ Project to keep up to date with current social justice issues and CAFOD campaigns. She hopes it will be led by volunteer leaders from the upper school.
Pupils at the school heard how the Harvest Fast Day supports young people overseas at assemblies presented by CAFOD school volunteer Anne Neary.
“The students at St Bede’s have responded really positively to the Fast Day. They’ve been attentive and enthusiastic in their willingess to engage with the global issues. I admire their energy – they’re a great example of a living faith. I look forward to coming back to continue to work alongside the students on the ‘Look Out’ project!” said Anne, CAFOD school volunteer.
Thank you St Bede’s – we look forward to hearing about the Look Out Project!