Back to school: Explore our new resources in 2022

2 January 2022

School children looking at a globe

Do you work with children and young people in school, in your parish or in your community? We have a range of resources and ideas for the new academic year.

Catholic schools are called to be at the forefront of taking action: you and your pupils make a real difference and help people around the world live their lives free from hunger. 

As you plan the coming term in school, here is our guide to how CAFOD can support you in bringing the world into your classroom.

1. Walk Against Hunger this Lent

This spring term, join with other Catholic schools across England and Wales in supporting CAFOD’s Lent Appeal.

This Lent we are inviting schools to Walk Against Hunger! Why not set up a JustGiving page for your school or class and help us walk 40,000km – the distance around the world – to fight hunger.    

Explore our Lent resources for primary schools

Explore our Lent resources for secondary schools

2. The Eyes of the World are still watching

Hundreds of CAFOD supporters took part in marches demanding action at COP26

Hundreds of CAFOD supporters took part in marches demanding action at COP26

58,000 children and young people told the UK government that the eyes of the world were on them at COP26 - thank you. Your voices were heard.

You can use our PowerPoint to share with pupils what happened at COP26 and what needs to happen next.

COP26 - feedback for primary schools

COP26 - feedback for secondary schools

3. Online assemblies

Collective worship

Last year, hundreds of Catholic secondary and primary schools tuned in to learn about the inspiring examples being set by our global neighbours. Our popular online live assemblies continue into this new term with our Lent assembly for primary schools on 11 March.

Save the date for our assemblies for primary schools this term, and check out our secondary school assemblies, available from 1 September and at half-term.

Find out more

4. Explore our Fratelli Tutti resources for schools

Watch our animation and use our resources for primary and secondary schools to explore ways to put Pope Francis' encyclical Fratelli Tutti into action by being a global neighbour.

Fratelli Tutti resources

5. Prayer, liturgy and collective worship

Global learning

For Catholic primary and secondary schools, we have liturgies, assemblies, illustrated scripture, reflection videos and prayers for throughout the liturgical year.

Secondary liturgical resources

Our pupil-led collective worship resources for primary schools include a simple planning template and guide, plus loads more ideas for children to plan their own collective worship.

Pupil-led collective worship resources

6. Book free CPD

Discover ideas to revive your curriculum and enhance the Catholic life of the school with our free CPD training courses.

Get in touch to find out more

7. Set up a CAFOD Club in your school

CAFOD clubs are a great way to join with other Catholic primary schools to help build a brighter world and support your pupils to live out their faith.

Contact us to find out more at schools@cafod.org.uk.

8. Book a school visit

Our fully trained school volunteers are ready to offer engaging assemblies, workshops and sessions to give children and young people an insight into CAFOD’s work.

Get in touch to find out more and book a visit

9. Sixth form resources

Our sixth form resources, including our Shifting Perspectives collection, help sixth formers to discover their own identity and perspectives on life.

Explore our sixth form resources

10. Thank you!

Finally, thank you for all that you do! However you get involved with CAFOD this term and this year, you are helping to build a brighter world for our global neighbours.

Thank you for your support

And finally...save the date!

Make a note of key days for your school planning

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