Greasby pupils put their best foot forward for charity

Pupils at Our Lady of Pity RC Primary School in Greasby participated in CAFOD’s Big Lent Walk Challenge in a bid to raise money for those living in extreme poverty. 

This year, CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) is seeking to support families around the world who require the necessary tools to tackle the climate crisis. 

The whole school community came together to support CAFOD’s goal through walking and running. Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 utilised the school grounds by running laps whilst those in Key Stage 2 took the challenge a step further by completing a road run together in the local area. 

A host of parents also showed their support by running alongside students and acting as road marshals. Everyone cheered each other on to motivate and show their excitement. 

During the Lenten season, the school has been looking at how they can help others through small acts of kindness. Pupils across all year groups have been showing kindness to their peers, staff members and families. 

Taking part in The Big Lent Walk was an additional way for the school to show kindness on a larger scale whilst also achieving its mission of ‘JOY through Respect’. Staff and students always strive to show respect to not only one another, but to the wider community and society. 

Pupils ran in the local area to raise money for CAFOD

Head of school, Kathryn Dunne, said, “We’re so proud of all our students for taking part. It was joyous to see everyone come together and work hard with such determination to help an amazing cause during Lent. So many members of our school community have been eager to show their support through generous donations. 

“As a school, we strongly believe in equal opportunity for all, irrespective of anything, so participating in The Big Lent Walk was important for us and we look forward to other upcoming fundraising opportunities.” 

The school is aiming to raise £500 for this year’s Big Lent Walk Challenge. Donations can be made online and will be continuously collected until the end of Lent. Please donate here:

Our Lady of Pity RC Primary School is proud to be part of Holy Family Multi Academy Trust which aims to build strong communities with Gospel Values at the heart. 

Students worked together to complete the challenge

Main image: (L-R) Pupils with RE Lead, Mrs Lambe, and Mr Evans, the school’s PE Lead who organised the Big Lent Walk at OLOP

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