From El Salvador with Love!

St Anne's in Ormskirk 1

The children at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School had a CAFOD competition last year. The children had to design their own Romero Cross and the winning designs would then be made by Lazaro Rodríguez (pictured below with his family), the carpenter who lives in El Salvador and who makes the Romero Crosses that CAFOD sell. The winning designs were then sent to Lazaro who has been working hard on them over the last year.

CAFOD School Volunteer Justine Silcock went to present the school with their new Romero Crosses on Friday 27th June. She presented the crosses to the winning designers (pictured above) who were delighted to see their designs turned into such wonderful creations. The beautiful crosses now hang in St Anne’s School for all to see. Justine presented an assembly telling the children all about the journey of their designs to Lazaro in El Salvador, the process of how he makes the beautiful crosses, and then all about the crosses’ journey back to Ormskirk.

Justine’s visit was part of a ‘Colours for CAFOD’ day  school fundrainsing day which involved a morning of wonderful activities such as flag making, playing the the Banana Trade game and a Fairtrade cafe selling banana smoothies, fruit salad and cakes. After Justine’s assembly the school then held a whole school Fun Run to raise money for CAFOD.

Many thanks to the whole school for all their amazing and inspirational fundraising and to Lazaro for his marvellous work!


UPDATE: St Anne’s have just been in touch to tell us that during their ‘Colours for CAFOD’ day they raised a brilliant £395. Pictured below are two year 5 pupils who used their own time and initiative to raise further money by selling loom bands. They raised a wonderful £15.75. Many thanks 🙂



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