St Ambrose Barlow Catholic Primary School

Event - Green Team Eco-Retreat

24 September 2019

Members of our Green Team were given the chance to go on retreat on 24th September, organised by the Columban Fathers in Solihull.

The children learnt more about the Holy Father’s letter, learning more about God’s wonderful world and its living creatures, knowing the true meaning of what a ‘sustainable’ life really means.

Laudato Si’ discusses the damage being inflicted on the Earth by humans and calls on ‘every person living on this planet’ to make urgent changes to our lifestyles and how we consume energy in order to protect the planet. It deals with many environmental issues including pollution; climate change; water; loss of biodiversity and decline in the quality of human life.

The children then had the opportunity to use a very powerful microscope, role play specific vocabulary such as ‘prayer,’ ‘reuse,’ ‘recycle’ and ‘home,’ following their minibeast hunt.

The children then gave thanks to God in prayer, ending with a reflection service.