On Tuesday, Kathryn Robinson from CAFOD visited school to talk to us about CAFOD 'Big Fish Day'. The children heard about how Florence a lady from Zambia, with the help of CAFOD, had successfully set up her own 'fish farm' to help support her young family. Kathryn encouraged us all to think about Lent; a period of sharing, loving, acting, thinking and praying for those less fortunate than ourselves. Through all the efforts of St. Paul's pupils coming to school wearing fish/water based outfits and each donating just £1, Kathryn explained how we as a community were helping families in Africa to set up their own fish farms - £4 buys 100 starter fish, £20 provides equipment needed to create the starter pool.
Mr McQuillen-Strong then set St. Paul's a challenge - to fill the fish tank with any spare coins over the remaining two weeks in school and see how much extra money can be raised. Furthermore, Y6 pupils from 'Fisher' house have organised 'fish the fish' competition. KS1 and KS2 pupils have been dropping their fishing lines all week long to raise money for our Lenten charities. " Keep up the excellent efforts everyone".