Lois is a student from Holy Name Catholic Primary school in Leeds, and is taking direct action campaigning to make sure Leeds schools use less single use plastic, all in her bid to become the next Children’s Lord Mayor or Leeds.
Lois’ campaign message on single use plastic
Lois gets support and advice from her local MP Alex Sobel, inspiring others to ‘Live Simply’
Holy Name Primary school have been involved with CAFODs Live Simply award (one of two primary schools from the parish of Our Lady of Kirkstal)
Lois is raising awareness of how to reduce single use plastic in her school and the message has spread across social media and on local radio broadcasts.
Lois has been visiting other Catholic Primary schools across the deanery and met her local MP Alex Sobel to make sure this issue of reducing single use plastic is heard by the widest audience possible
Lois said “I hope this campaign as part of my bid to become Children’s Lord Mayor, will encourage schools in Leeds to reduce their use of single use plastic and stop creating such a polluting impact on our oceans.”
CAFOD representative, Bronagh Daly said “Lois is such an inspiration for our school children, her actions can inspire more people in our Diocese to do more to reduce their dependency on single use plastic, and care for our common home. We wish Lois all the very best of luck for her campaign to become the next Children’s Lord Mayor of Leeds.”
For more information on the voting process for the Children’s Lord Mayor of Leeds, click here (voting closes 19 September 2018
For more information on how your parish can become a Live Simply click here.
What does it mean to be holy?
How can we find holiness given our busy modern lives?
Pope Francis offers some ideas in his new letter, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). He encourages us to open our eyes, ears and hearts, to be unsettled by the words of the Gospel and expand our often limited horizons.
Book your place on the retreat
We are invited to be disturbed by faith, challenge the culture of consumerism and respond to the Pope’s profound invitation to care for our common home. Pope Francis asks us to find time for our own holiness.
So this autumn, take time out of your everyday life to explore Scripture and Church teaching together and be inspired by one another and CAFOD’s campaigning and work overseas.
The retreats are free of charge and all are welcome, whether or not you have been involved in CAFODs campaigns
Saturday 10th November
Leeds retreat: Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingly Lane, Leeds, LS6 2BX, 10-4pm. Lunch will be provided. Book your place here
If you are not able to attend the Leeds retreat, have a look at the alternative dates across England and Wales and choose a date that suits you best. Booking is essential.
For more information contact Joanne or Bronagh on (0113) 275 9302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CAFOD supporter and campaigner, Margaret Sibbery will be leading on a day of recollection based on the Papal encyclical Laudato Si’.
To book your place, please complete this form, and return it, along with your payment of £20 to the Parish Office at Holy Name, 52 Otley Road, Leeds. LS16 6HW.
(Please mark your booking form for the attention of Su Goodyear)
Final numbers are needed by 28th September 2018.
Event: Sensing the Presence of God
Date: Saturday 13th October 2018
Overview: A day to grow in the spirituality of Laudato Si’, led by Margaret Siberry, with time for reflection and private prayer.
Venue: Hinsley Hall Pastoral Centre, Headingley Lane, Leeds. LS6 2BX
For more information, please contact Suzanne Oakes:
email@example.com / landline 0113 256 9351 / Mobile 07722 960585