Corpus Christi Primary School

Laudato Si'

“Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and the environment.” 
Pope Francis

Laudato Si'

 

 Laudato Si' Animation

What is Laudato Si'?

In Laudato Si' - On Care For Our Common Home, Pope Francis urges society to move away from the myth of perennial progress at the expense of the Earth’s resources, and calls on us to recognise that development which fails to respect the Earth is a false economy.

The encyclical says that at the root of the crisis we face our tendency to place humanity over and above the rest of creation. This is closely linked to the technocratic paradigm - the idea that we have confused the increase in control and manipulation of the world with progress. The Pope thinks we experience these ways of thinking as a consumerist culture characterised by wastefulness, indifference and the “rapidification” of daily life. All this, he suggests, is to the detriment of relationships with ourselves, our neighbours, the earth and God.

Instead, we need a new definition of progress rooted in “integral ecology”, recognising that “everything is connected” and hearing both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. Pope Francis calls for all people to dialogue in society about how best to tackle the global issues we face.

Though a common plan is needed, he says, there are differentiated responsibilities and we require an approach that puts care for the very poorest at the centre of the way we live our lives.

"We are Guardians of Creation."

 

Laudato Si Prayer

https://cafod.org.uk/News/UK-news/Pope-Francis-encyclical

Papa Francesco Enciclica Laudato Si

A Snapshot of Our Laudato Si' Team in Action

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Our Laudato Si' Team at Corpus Christi

Miss Carr RE & Faith Life Leader
Mrs Mundy Forest School Leader
Miss Mallitt  Laudato Si' School Leader 

We are also in the process of appointing children in Year 3 & 4 to be Laudato Si' Leaders. Watch this space!

What does our Laudato Si' team do?

Our Laudato Si' team is made up with children from Year 3 & 4. Every week they have a weekly meeting with Miss Mallitt and think about their focus of the week. 

Meatless Mondays

In March 2022, with support of our kitchen staff, we introduced 'Meatless Mondays' to our menu at dinner time and offer a variety of meatless meals every Monday to our children. In recent news, we have been asked as a local and global community to think about reducing our global footprint. We invite children, staff and families to take part. 

Pope Francis asks us all to promote "healthy planet, healthy people."

Promoting Laudato Si' as a whole school

-Earth Week and Earth Hour

-The 'BIG' Corpus Clean Up

-Recycling (paper, milk bottles)

-Plant a Plant

-Meatless Mondays

-St Joseph Penny (creating our own collection pots)

see our gallery for whole school events we have done to promote Laudato Si'

 Letters

 Climate Change