2 Networking Volume 22, Issue 1 Winter Term 2021
Moving Forward in 2021
The last calendar year was perhaps the strangest and challenging that schools in the UK have ever experienced. How has this shaped CAFOD’s support for Catholic schools in England and Wales? When lockdown started, we adapted to new ways of working. We continue to listen to teachers, chaplains, and pupils and respond to these needs.
1. Virtual Visits
Did you know that CAFOD can offer your school a virtual visit? While at present it is not possible for our visitors to physically go to schools to deliver sessions, we can offer a virtual visit over the internet. Our fully trained and DBS-checked volunteers can offer sessions using Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Google Classroom. The sessions are completely free of charge and last about 30 to 60 minutes, cover a variety of topics and are tailored to different age groups. These sessions would provide students with a deeper understanding of global issues and would also be a great springboard to start any CAFOD Lenten fundraising that you have planned. If you would like to experience one of these popular visits, email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. School Volunteer Recruitment
Do you have a thirst for Global Justice? Are you wanting to inspire the next generation to feel the same? Are you looking for a volunteer role which can fit in with other commitments? CAFOD has a team of Schools Volunteers who visit schools across England and Wales to deliver assemblies and interactive workshops.
We are currently recruiting more people to join our team. You do not have to be a teacher to do this role. Full induction and regular termly training is provided, along with all the resources you need to deliver the sessions.
To find out more email email@example.com
3. New Resources for Prayer and Collective Worship
We have reorganised our website to make prayer and worship resources easier to find, retaining the most popular and adding lots of new ones. You will find alphabetically arranged prayers and illustrated scripture, ideal for slotting into an assembly or liturgy. We also have complete liturgies, as well as assemblies for different occasions and musical videos for reflective prayer times. We will add more new resources in the coming months. Please let us know how you use them! cafod.org.uk/youngpeopleprayers
4. Keen to Support CAFOD in a New Way?
Do your students already campaign and fund raise with CAFOD? Already using our prayer and educational resources? Keen to do more? Your school can help us inspire others to support their global neighbours too. We try to involve schools from around England and Wales in our resources as much as possible. We regularly need:
• Readers and MCs for national assemblies • Quality photos of global learning, prayer, fundraising or campaigning, with permission to share in our Thank You films and webpages • Students willing to be filmed in school for Lent or Harvest promotional videos
• Good readers able to do voiceovers • Permission to do a photoshoot in school • Schools to comment on drafts or to trial our resources • Teachers willing to test our website navigation and give feedback to us.
If you are willing to help with any of the above please email: firstname.lastname@example.org