Sharing the journey

Primary school children from a local Wavertree school raised over £1,000 when they teamed up with the auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool to join thousands of others to help complete a 24,900-mile walk around the world in solidarity with refugees.

Over 350 school children from Christ the King Catholic Primary School were joined by Bishop Tom Williams to support the international development charity CAFOD by completing a one mile sponsored walk around their playground – contributing to the combined total of 940 miles already walked – as part of the Share the Journey campaign.

Walking almost 400-miles collectively, the staff and children at the school decided to continue with their walk despite the cold and wind, as they knew that refugees and migrants had to travel much further and in much harsher conditions and circumstances than themselves.

Headteacher at Christ the King, Mrs Griffin, said: “Our families at Christ the King are very generous and always willing to help out where and when they can. The children have a great understanding of the work that CAFOD does and are always keen and ready to help those less fortunate than themselves.

“It was lovely to welcome Bishop Tom to our school on this day. He was able to say Mass; complete the sponsored walk and have a tour of the school with two of our school councillors. It was a great day for the whole school community.”

Eleven-year-old Libby, who took part in the walk, said: “It was really nice to walk with my friends and talk about the different journeys we have been on. I raised money because I know it is important to help other people. I know how lucky I am and that I shouldn’t take things for granted.”

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