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One World Council 2023-2024

The One World Council's Intent - 

We aim to live out our Faith through the promotion of Catholic Valuesand Stewardship of our world (God's Creation). We have a role in school life to be passionate about living out Jesus' command to, "Love one another" and want to take an active role in protecting God's creation through, for example, litter-picking and looking after our school environment.

We will help to build our school community rooted in Faith.

We will take responsibility for our environment and the land around us.



We had our first meeting with the One World Council representatives from across the school (Year 1 to Year 6). We also have two representatives from our Reception class as you can see below.

Our first project for Autumn 1 was to collect donations for our Harvest food collection ( for Readifood charity). This promotes our support of Family and Community along with Dignity of the Human Person in our Catholic Social Teaching.


The Implementation of The One World Council - 

To form the One World Council each class (Reception to Year 6) voted for two representatives. The council will meet Mrs Orife on at least a half termly basis to talk about and decide the activities to be organised. These may involve litter-picking, developing a prayer area and fundraising for our community/ wider community. 


Why did we want to be One World Councillors? 2023-2024

Our Key Stage 2 children outlined their reasons for wanting to be involved with the One World Council:

Charlotte (Year 6) – because I like serving in Mass and I like to help people

Saad (Year 6) – Because I want to make school and the environment a better place

Kofi (Year 5) – Because I want to make school a cleaner place

Renee (Year 5) – Because I want to make the environment better

Harry (Year 4) – I want to treat people they way I would like to be treated

Romaya (Year 4) – Because I want people to love each other

Theo (Year 3) – Because I care for the world

Trisha (Year 3) – Because I would like to make the world a better place and more loving

The Impact of The One World Council - 

Autumn 1- The One World Council asked children from their classes to create posters that raise awareness of our Harvest Collection. The council representatives then chose some of the posters displayed them around the school, in busy areas, so that lots of people could see them. Readifood cam and presented an assembly to the whole school and the One World Council reps encouraged their classes to collect what they could. Readifood collected the donations in the last week of Autumn 1.


The council will have a meeting in Autmn 2 to check if our rota of litter-pickers has been acheived to help keep our school environment tidy and litter-free. The litter collected will be recycled where possible. This has been an ongoing activity since before the Summer but has to be put into place once more. The council will also discuss how we could engage in other charity or outreach work for the second part of the Autumn term.

Developing a Prayer area in our Prayer Garden - to be developed during Spring / Summer term 2023

As part of our resposibilty for looking after God's creations we are going to develop an area in the large Prayer Garden (by the side of the Reception classroom). The One World Council Leaders have asked their classes to come up with ideas for the Prayer Garden. The ideas will be collected by the Leaders and the children will decide on a suitable design for a small mural and prayer area to be developed (with teacher guidance) during the upcoming Spring and Summer Terms. 

*Some images to show the garden currently and the sheet children have been given to collect ideas*

Meeting with One World Council - Spring Term 1, 2023

We all met up during lunchtime and briefly discussed what we could do as good 'caretakers/stewards' of God's Creation. The children decided that it would be a good idea to make some posters to put up around the school to raise awareness of recycling and not throwing litter. They decided that they would follow this up with regular 'Litter-picking' activity around school. The children went back to their classes and asked for volunteers to litter-pick. The children agreed to meet with Mrs Orife later in the Spring term to organise some training on how to collect the litter and set up a rota for the children who will be involved. We are looking forward to starting the activity! 

Summer Term 1 - Our Litter picking starts and Developing our Prayer Garden with Catholic Life Club.

Year 5 Litter picking_april23a

Pupils from Year 5 started off our Litter Picking rota when we returned from our Easter Holidays. Lots of people wanted to join in and hopefully the litter-picking will help the children of St Anne's to think about keeping our environment tidy and therefore reminding them of their roles as Stewards of God's Creation. 

Catholic Life Club - starting to paint the Prayer Garden area

Each Friday some children gather for Catholic Life Club. Our project for this term is to develop a Prayer Garden. Below are some images of the children getting started. Our hope is to complete this project and then think of a fund raising project for our friends in Olmoran (Kenya).

Children working on the Prayer Garden - flowers and sky (Summer 2)

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