It has been an exciting time in school recently as we welcome our new Caritas Ambassadors who will continue to meet regularly on a Monday afterschool.
In a meeting with Years 5 and 6, Mrs Scallan spoke to the children about the role of an ambassador and the important mission that they have to Care for Our Common Home.
Following the meeting, the interested children were asked to write a letter stating why they would like to be a Caritas Ambassador, what qualities they thought they had for the role and to share any ideas for future projects.
Once the letters were received the children were interviewed by Mrs Scallan and Mrs McCombe. It was a real pleasure spending time with the children and hearing their ideas.
Originally, we had planned to have a team of 8 Ambassadors from Year 5 and Year 6 but they were all so enthusiastic and did so well that it was really hard to choose so we decided to have all 13 children as our new Ambassadors.
On Friday 23rd September during our Beginning of the New School Year Mass, our new Ambassadors were commissioned by Father Derek and received their Ambassador ties.
Caritas Ambassadors Commissioning
We can't wait to get started on our new projects this year.
St Theresa's Caritas Ambassadors meet every Monday and work hard to make our Local Community a better place to live.
On the 22nd September 2021, our new Caritas Ambassadors were commissioned by Father Derek at a special Whole School Mass.
The children were very excited to be commissioned and to receive their special ties.
They helped each other to put them on and were eager to begin their Mission.
Caritas Ambassadors 2019-2020
Over the past year , they have written to our local Councillors on a number of occasions about the litter problem around our school. They took photographs to support their cause and are hoping to organise a litter picking session in the summer term.
In December 2019, we contacted Get Oldham Growing to see if they would be able to give us advice about setting up a Gardening Project at our School. We were really pleased when Anne Fleming got in touch and said that she thought she may be able to help us. We set a date for a meeting with her in January 2020 when we got back after the Christmas break.
In January 2020, they meeting went really well with Anne and she thought that a voluntary group called Veg In the Park would be the best people to help us.
Another meeting was arranged and we thought it would be a good idea to see if we could get some funding to help us buy gardening tools and seeds.
The Ambassadors wrote to the ward Councillors again to see if they could help with some funding to develop a gardening project which would help the whole school and local community.
The Ambassadors also had another meeting with Anne Fleming and Caroline Lawson to have a look at the area that we needed help developing and to create a list of everything we would need to buy and do.
The Caritas Ambassador’s have managed to obtain a donation from Councillor Ball, Councillor Cosgrove and Councillor Alexander (The current Mayoress of Oldham). They are so excited and can’t wait to get this Project up and running.