Laudato Si is the name of an encyclical from 2015, a letter sent out from the Pope to Catholic churches around the world. Laudato Si is an invitation to everyone on the planet to care for the world as our common home. The encyclical is about the damage being done to the earth by humans through pollution, climate change, use of water, loss of biodiversity and the decline in quality of human life.
In our school, each class has been given a goal from Laudato Si to focus on as part of our Climate Change work in Geography.
Fratelli Tutti is the name of an encyclical from 2020, a letter sent out from the Pope to Catholic churches around the world. Fratelli Tutti means ‘all brothers and sisters’, and the letter is a call to radical change. It was written in response to the coronavirus pandemic and called for human dignity to be placed at the centre. Pope Francis calls on us all to build peace and be a neighbour to others, particularly welcoming migrants and resisting racism, prejudice and discrimination.
Each class learned about Fratelli Tutti as part of our Cultural Week. They read the story of The Good Samaritan and discussed how this story can apply to their lives. They then read books about friendship and how they can help each other. Finally each class created and performed friendship dances to songs about friendship.
In addition to this, Fratelli Tutti is taught through our learning about Catholic Social Teaching.