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the welfare of children and young people. We expect all
staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

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welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs M Scott
(Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Scott
(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).

St Joseph’s participates in Operation Encompass.
Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse,
school will be advised that the child has been involved.
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Caritas Ambassadors and Laudato Si

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At St Joseph's RC Primary School our Caritas Ambassadors are a selection of students from Year 5 and Year 6 supported by Mrs Scott and Mrs Barry. 


Our Caritas Ambassadors put their faith into practical action. They are responsible for developing outreach work and supporting local charities. They will be a voice for change and social action. 


Caritas Ambassadors bring the love of God to others through their actions. Caritas Ambassadors are showing us all, by example, how we can make our world a better place.


We are proud of our Caritas Ambassadors and their mission in school and the local community. 


Our Caritas Ambassadors are recognised by their red ambassador badge.


Meet Our Caritas Ambassadors 2023-2024

At the beginning of the school year, we have been promoting our Gospel Values for the school. We have worked on some amazing artwork for everyone to see in the school hall and we included every pupil in school in contributing to this. Please take a look! 

Well done to our Ducklings pupil for raising £80 for Cafod this Lent.

Caritas Awards

The children nominated this term for demonstrating our Gospel values. They received their certificate and plaque in assembly from our Caritas Ambassadors. 

We have decided to support two local charities this term. We have invited Janice from the RAFT Foundation into school to share with us some of the fantastic work that they carry out in our local community and discuss with us how we can support them in our role as Caritas Ambassadors. 

We will be collecting for the RAFT Foundation over the next few weeks. We are asking for donations of tinned food and toiletries. Janice from the RAFT Foundation said they are not currently in need of dried pasta. A collection box will be left out at the beginning and end of the school day (on the wall at the top of the drive).  Thank you in advance for your charity. 

Thank you for all your charitable donations. The Caritas Ambassadors will be delivering these to the Raft Foundation who are very thankful for all your support.

Today we visited the Raft foundation to deliver our collection. We met Janice who showed us around and some of the volunteers who organise the food and package it up to be delivered in the community. 

We were very lucky to be given an advent calendar each to say thank you for our support.

We have also decided to support Rossendale Hospice again this year on their Penny Appeal. More information to follow on how you can help and support. 

Well done to everyone who contributed to our penny appeal we raised the following amount and it is very much appreciated by Rossendale Hospice.

Macmillan Coffee morning

We are pleased to say that we raised £173.85 for MacMillan on our coffee morning. Thank you to all the parents who supported us.

Caritas awards

Well done to all our pupils who received a Caritas award this term for demonstrating our Gospel values. Keep up the good work.

Caritas Video


This term we have been working closely with the prayer leaders creating a video showing pupils and staff demonstrating our Gospel values around school everyday. Please take a look at what the children have produced.

Red Nose Day


We supported Red Nose Day with a coffee morning and bake sale held in the school hall. Thank you to everyone who attended. We are delighted to say that we raised £164.93 for the comic relief charity.

The big Lent walk for Cafod


Today we welcomed Bob into school. He came in to speak to us about Cafod and how the money will be spent that we raise on our walk. He showed us some videos about Dristy who lived in Bangladesh and we discussed how the Cafod charity helps her and her family. Thank you Bob for coming to see us we learnt a lot about Cafod.

This morning ks2 set off to the tunnels in Waterfoot for our big Lent walk challenge. Luckily the weather was kind to us and we all enjoyed the fresh air making it back to school just in time for lunch.

Then this afternoon it was the turn of ks1 who walked to the forest and then down to the recreational ground and around the football pitch before heading back to school.

We can’t wait to collect all of your sponsorship money and send it to Cafod to support all of their hard work.