Sign Holding!

Our class excitedly line up at the door, holding our inspirational signs and thinking about what might happen when others see our posters. As we start to walk down the stairs towards the door, we are all pretty nervous. Once we get out the door, we raise our signs, and everyone sees them. I can see the students reactions and most of them are probably thinking, ”What are they doing?”, ”Why are the doing that?” and ”This is so weird and unusual!”. Once we start to walk up the stairs towards the school opening, we can see the smiles on all the parents faces and I’m sure that the whole class feel heartwarmed. We wave at any cars going past and they wave back and smile, and sometimes they even honk! I observe the way that all the car honks sound different. When a car honks, we all cheer. It was such a great feeling when someone waved, gave a thumbs up, honked, or even just smiled at our posters. It made us feel successful and satisfied. I think this whole experience has helped our community by cheering people up and giving them positive quotes to think about. This was a very fun and joyful experience. I hope to do it again in the future.

By Grace

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Ditosa’s Story

Today we watched Ditosa’s Story from the Project Compassion Website. Each year, Caritas put together a story to tell what the Project Compassion funds have achieved for a community. You can watch Ditosa’s Story here:



Here are some of our reflections after watching the story and considering the questions What does this story mean to me and What can I do?

This story made an impact on my life and showed me how lucky I am to live the way I do. I can easily walk to a tap, I have proper education, I have good shelter, enough food to survive and many other amazing things that I am extremely lucky to have. by Grace

Ditosa’s story has really touched my heart and my mind. It is hard to imagine what it would be like if I didn’t have parents, education and not much food or clean water. I want to do as much as I can to donate to Caritas so that I can help lots of other poor communities around the world. Everyone has the same rights to the essentials in life. by Bianca

To me, this story means that I have to be grateful for what I have because there are people everywhere who don’t have everything they need. To help these people in need, I can put money into the Caritas box as often as I can. I can do this by whenever I do a job put half of the money in the box. Then the poor can buy what they need with the money. by Hannah G

This story means donation won’t really help me but can make a HUGE difference to the little village in Mozambique and to Ditosa’s family. Knowing there are people in the world is sad, with others in the world driving Ferrari’s and living in mansions when there are people who don’t have clean water and can’t afford food for the family. Even donating 5c can make a difference and help Caritas make the world a better place. by Paul

After I watched this clip I felt that if my family lived there, I would be very proud of my family and my community and me, because the community has developed so, so much. So I think we should spend more time on raising money for communities like this one and make people’s lives so much better. by Harriet 

How does this clip touch your heart and your head? 

What can YOU do?