Laudato Si Ambassadors

 What is Laudato Si?
Laudato Si’ is an encyclical written by Pope Francis, it was published on 18 June 2015. Encyclicals are open letters written by the Pope.

The Laudato Si’ Committee work together to make our school a greener place. 

What are Laudato Si Ambassadors?

This role is to serve as a member of The Laudato Si group is to support the Catholic mission of the school and to deliver the Pope’s message.

  • Children who wish to be an abassador are invited to applay by writing a letter of application stating why they would make a good Laudato Si Ambassador.
  • The ambassadors meet evey week after school with Mrs Blay.
  • Children share responsibility with adults for running meetings and keeping a record of the meetings.
  • Ambassadors ensure that there is communication to and from the Laudato Si’ Committee to the rest of the school.

Laudato Si’ discusses the damage being inflicted on the Earth by humans and calls on ‘every person living on this planet’ to make urgent changes to our lifestyles and how we consume energy in order to protect the planet.

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It deals with many environmental issues including:

  • pollution
  • climate change
  • water
  • loss of biodiversity
  • decline in the quality of human life.

In his letter Pope Francis implores us to work together to create a better world for future generations and asks us to make the necessary changes in our lives in order to take care of, respect and value our ‘common home’.

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What have we been upto?


Last year, our Laudato Si ambassadors worked hard to spread the word and teach others about the importance of looking after our ‘common home’. They have already taken part in assemblies and events, and are looking forward to developing their role in school this year.

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Our plan for this year.....

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  • The Laudato Si members are keen to make our school more environmentally friendly.
  • The groups main principles and objectives are inspired by Pope Francis and his vision for a better world, 'Our Common Home'
  • The group want to share these principles and help the other children at Holy Rosary live these.
  • The children have brainstormed lots of ideas and are exploring how to implement these eg recycle bins for paper and plastic bottles in classes.
  • They are also keen to look after the wildlife that lives within our playground. 
  • Next Term, they are embarking on making an Easter Garden.

So far we have ...

The children have made birdfeeders using pinecones, 2 birdboxes have been made to provide shelter for birds. The children are maintaining the bird feeders.

We are currently building a bug house. Bug houses are considered to be the urban solution to the declining population of beneficial insects in human environments due to habitat loss, pollution and abuse from pesticides. 

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