Diocese of Manchester

    Award for Rochdale School for tackling poverty

    Pupils at St Peter’s Primary School in Rochdale have been presented with a Bronze Award from Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours Scheme for their global citizenship work. From recycling, saving energy and litter picks to donating food for local people, pupils and staff have been working hard to take their place as global citizens.

    The accreditation scheme celebrates schools that are helping pupils learn about global poverty and the Christian responsibility to tackle it, as well as giving them the tools to play a confident part in creating a fairer world.

    Headteacher, Aelred Whelan, said: “We are thrilled to be recognised for the work we have done as a whole school community to raise awareness of the extreme inequalities across our globe and perhaps more importantly, the steps we can take to address these. Our world is increasingly connected and our hope is for our children to grow as responsible global citizens who care about issues such as the environment and access to healthcare.”

    Caroline Weir, Education Coordinator at Christian Aid, said: “The Global Neighbours Scheme was launched in partnership with the Church of England’s Education Office with a vision of helping young people understand more about the inequalities in this world and helping them to become courageous advocates for those who have no voice. It’s wonderful to see how staff and pupils at St Peter’s have taken this to heart and are seeking to tackle injustice.

    “Christian Aid is also looking to recruit more volunteer teachers locally to go into schools to help us deliver the scheme. If you have experience of working with children and are excited about inspiring a new generation of agents of change, we would love to hear from you!”

    Anyone interested in finding out more about the volunteer Christian Aid Teacher role can visit www.christianaid.org.uk/volunteering/become-christian-aid-teacher or contact their local Christian Aid office via the website www.christianaid.org.uk/get-involved-locally

The Church of England Diocese of Manchester,
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Manchester M3 2GH

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