The chaplaincy team have been thinking about looking after God’s world. We learned about how plastic pollution is harming the ecosystem and hurting and killing animals and the children were keen to do something to reduce their carbon footprints. They talked about how we could walk to school instead of driving, try to recycle all the paper and plastic that we use and try to only use plastic when they absolutely had to. They were really shocked by how much water is wasted by running the tap when we brush our teeth and all vowed to stop doing that.
They want to be part of the eco team that the school will be running next year so that they can work to make God’s world better.
Victor said that the world belongs to God and we need to protect it otherwise we are not respecting Him or the beautiful gift he has given us. He pointed out that we have a duty to save the planet for God’s children who come after us.
Julia thought that God’s world is beautiful and full of amazing things but humans are making it dirty. She was really moved by Pope Francis’ words in Laudato Si – ‘The Earth, our home, is beginning to look like an enormous pile of filth.’ – and wanted to do something to change that.
Here are some of the children’s responses to the call to save God’s world, for us and for all of our global family.