Award for St Richard’s

Award for St Richard’s

by Tom Martin (March 2021)

Despite lockdown restrictions St Richard’s Primary School in Skelmersdale has received a LiveSimply award for its efforts to reduce waste, recycle and improve the environment both close to home and around the world.

Championed by overseas development charity CAFOD, the award was presented to pupils earlier this year..  

St Richard’s Primary School implemented a number of exceptional projects that highlighted the importance of caring for creation and community, including making strong links with the local neighborhood, providing food hampers and delivering cards.

Justine Silcock, a LiveSimply Assessor from CAFOD, said. “Living simply made the school look at things a little differently. Pupils and staff planted flowers and seeds in their garden to attract the bees, and recycled milk containers into bird houses and bird feeding stations. The garden turned into a wonderful space for them to enjoy watching nature and spending time as a family”

Reflecting on why the school was inspired to aim for the LiveSimply Award, Mrs Carr, RE Coordinator, says: “Our children are dedicated to serving the local and wider communities and working towards this award was a way of demonstrating just what a difference they make to others”

“We are also privileged to have such supporting families whose generosity and care enables us all to live out this call by living simply, living sustainably and living in solidarity with people who are in need in many different ways.” 

Siobhan Farnell, CAFOD’s Community Participation Coordinator, added: “We all have a part to play in developing a better world and St Richard’s are leading by example, well done to them all.”

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