The LiveSimply award is an opportunity for Catholic communities - parishes, schools, religious orders and chaplaincies - to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si' to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us”.
What is the LiveSimply award?
The LiveSimply award is earned by communities and schools who can show how they have been living:
in solidarity with people in poverty
sustainably with creation.
The award celebrates what you have already done and inspires you to do more. It helps your community to live, not just more simply, but also more fully.
Here at St Gregory's we have been awarded the 'LiveSimply Award'. (April 2022.)The people from CAFOD were blown away with the children and all that St Gregory's does in our community and how we support charities both abroad and at home.
Our school's actions will impact our global family, our local community and our school community as we reflect the teachings of Laudato Si’ and Catholic Social Teaching along our journey.
SO FAR OUR LIVESIMPLY LEGACY HAS:
- HELP CREATE A RECYCLED UNIFORM SYSTEM- (RUN BY THE SCHOOL COUNCIL).
- GO TO A PAPERLESS RECORDING SYSTEM FOR ALL AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM.
- MONITOR AND REDUCE ENERGY COSTS-(RUN BY THE SCHOOL ECO COUNCIL AND MR FINCH)
- IMPROVEMENTS IN THE SCHOOLS RECYCLING OF WASTE- (RUN BY THE CHANGE 4 LIFE GROUP, MR DRINKWATER & MR FINCH)
- CONTINUE TO SEND OUT THE HARVEST BASKETS TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND THE ELDERLY-SUPPORTED BY THE CHURCHES SVP
- IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SCHOOL GROUNDS TO ENCOURAGE ALL WILDLIFE.