St Paul’s, Cantley Youth Retreat

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The young people from St Paul’s, Cantley in Doncaster enjoyed their annual retreat to Edale in the Peak District last week. As part of their retreat programme they considered the gift of the world given to us by God.

The groups co-ordinator, Anne Prior is the CAFOD Hallam Diocesan Officer and was on familiar ground when she led the young people in a CAFOD activity inspired by the TV programme ‘Dragon’s Den’.

Each group had to pitch an idea or invention based on climate change that would have a positive effect on the environment or even save the planet!

The ideas were very interesting and included a machine that would use all household waste to power houses using a clean process and ‘food tablets’ that would be the equivelant of a 3 course meal. These would cut down over consumption as well as be an easy way to get aid to people in times of humanitarian crisis.

The Dragons tested their ideas and at times questioned even the need to save the planet but the young people argued their position well and some even managed to secure some funding for their invention/idea!!

 

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CAFOD is an aid and development agency dedicated to improving the lives of the poorest in our world. In the UK we work to educate people about the causes of poverty, inspire them to campaign to address issues of social justice and inequality, and support them in fundraising activities. Overseas we work with local partners in 40 countries in South America, Africa and Asia to deliver long-term development projects and emergency aid. CAFOD's headquarters are in London and CAFOD Hallam is the local office for Sheffield and the surrounding area.

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