Campaigners from the parish of God the Holy Spirit in Newtown have teamed up with children from the local school, St Mary’s Catholic primary, to play their part in ensuring that children from across the world have access to safe, renewable energy by taking part in our Power to Be campaign.
After a visit from CAFOD North Wales’ local representative, Colette, parishioners from the local area played their part by signing our Power to Be action cards which are calling on the World Bank’s Melanie Robinson to pledge investment into local, renewable energy that can transform lives across the world.
The school were so inspired that they have pledged to continue their support for CAFOD in the form of CAFOD group based at the school, where they will hold whole school assemblies which parishioners and parents will be invited to.
Debbie Luke, Eco Committee leader, said: “Our Eco Committee held a whole school assembly on the Power To Be campaign and then all pupils took part in writing different ways to help conserve energy. They enjoyed the experience and were keen to encourage parents to sign the petition.”
Colette Byrne, CAFOD’s local representative in North Wales, added: “We’re really pleased with how well the whole community has pulled together to support the Power to Be campaign.
“Thank you to everyone at both the parish and the school for their contributions, particularly the children’s wonderful sun ray display!
A huge thank you to all in the parish of God the Holy Spirit and to the staff and children at St Mary’s Catholic primary, Newtown for their brilliant support.
To support our Power to Be campaign in your parish, get in touch by emailing Colette at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling Colette on 07779 804242.