On Sunday 17 September, the school community of English Martyrs Catholic Primary, Worthing, put their faith into action by holding a second 'Live Sustainably' beach clean on Goring beach.
Nearly fifty children, parents, staff and family members from the English Martyrs' community came to join in - a brilliant turn out for a day when the forecast was for thunder and lightning!
The drizzle at the start of the event soon turned to sunshine and, by the end of the clean up, the team had cleared away over twenty bags of rubbish from the beach area including plastic cups, glass bottles, nappies, wellies, plastic toys, numerous vapes and even paint tins.
The most unexpected find was some pants and a pair of speedos, which the children found hilarious! It was an afternoon well spent in acting as stewards of God's creation, making a difference to the school's local environment and showing the children what a positive impact their actions can have.
The English Martyrs school community are working very hard to achieve CAFOD LiveSimply award status. To receive LiveSimply status a school needs to commit to nine faith inspired actions, demonstrating that their school community is living simply, sustainably, and in solidarity with the world's poorest communities.