The second heat of the CAFOD Liverpool mini-Olympics took place at St John Rigby Sixth form on the afternoon of Thursday 14th June and it involved 5 schools from Wigan LEA. The five schools that battled it out included:
Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Platt Bridge (Brazil)
St Mary and St John Catholic Primary School in Standishgate-(El Salvador)
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Hindley Green-(Ethiopia)
St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School in Hindley (Cambodia)
St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School in Aston-in-Makerfield (Bangladesh)
The Olympics were based on the Quadkids award scheme and involved a 75 metre sprint, a 600 metre run, a long jump, a throwing event and concluded with a relay. At the end of the afternoon, while the children were receiving their medals and certificates, Mike Dooling ( a CAFOD volunteer who helped with the running of the morning) brought out his Olympic torch that he recently ran with and the children (and staff) were very excited to get their photograph taken with the torch!
Altogether 47 primary schools in Liverpool Archdiocese will be taking part in the CAFOD mini Olympics this June. The winner will be announced at the beginning of July, with the winning school being awarded the CAFOD Liverpool mini-Olympics trophy!!!!
A massive thank you for all who helped make the afternoon such a success including our friends at St John Rigby for their hospitality and Mike Dooling or all his hard work on the day.
All photographs pictured below were taken by Anthony McFarlane, a sixth form student at John Rigby who is going to study photography at university in September.
The Annual CAFOD Carol service will be taking place at St Teresa’s in Upholland on Thursday 15th December 2011 at 7:30pm.
Clare Dixon, head of CAFOD’s Latin American team will be speaking about Puentecitos; a village in El Salvador where CAFOD works. She will be talking about some of the people living in Puentecitos and talking about her recent visit there in November. She is pictured below with Chris Lappine in El Salvador.
Music will be provided by St John Fisher Catholic High School and St John Rigby’s Sixth Form College. There will also be special performances from the children at St Mary and St John Catholic Primary School and St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School.
World Gifts, fair-trade goods, mince pies and a glass of wine will also be available on the night. It should be a great night!
Here are some posters to put up in your parish, school or workplace to advertise the CAFOD Carol Service:
You can now download the CAFOD Liverpool newsletter.
In this issue, we have all the photos from the CAFOD cup tournament involving 8 local Catholic primary schools. We also have all the photos from Odette Kayirere’s recent visit to Liverpool. Plus all the latest news from our parishes, schools and campaigns in the region. Happy reading……
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