2023 - 2024


CAFOD Lent Walk -  February 2024 

St Bernadette Class have been doing their CAFOD walk after their  PE Session.

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CAFOD Assembly

On Wednesday 7th of February 2024, we had a CAFOD Assembly which was led by Gillie Drinkwater. She shared with us the good work done by CAFOD all over the world to fight global poverty. Children in OLOG are committed to supporting this great cause and we will be doing a Lenten Walk  to raise money which is in line with our school values- friendship, love, cooperation and courage. 


Children’s comments

'We always should help people all over the world regardless of where they are because we are all brothers and sisters. Teniola St Patrick's'


'We should help those whose lives are at risk because we want everyone to have a good life'.

Harry  St Patrick's


'We need to listen to what people say so we have an idea of what they need'. 

Riely St Elizabeth


'We need to offer more support to fishermen in Liberia so they don’t get lost at sea'.

Tishe Oscar Romero


'We learnt how we can play our part in the Lenten Walk'.  

Reggie St Francis of Assisi


'God wants us to help people in other countries and not just be selfish'.

 Logan St Francis of Assisi


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Staff Christmas Hamper Raffle 

The raffle for the Staff Christmas Hampers raised a total of £440.00.

Thank you very much for your generous donations. The collections from the buckets at the Christmas performances raised £211.00. We will donate £300.00 to St Mungo’s Homeless charity and the remaining donations will go towards other charities. Thank you again for your generosity.

Remembrance Day November 2023

To mark Remembrance Day, pupils were invited to pause for a two-minute silence, and reflect on the service and sacrifices the Armed Forces make on our behalf.  Thank you for your donations which will be collected by members of Royal British Legion. 100% of the profits from the Poppy Shop go towards funding the Legion’s ongoing work in supporting the Armed Forces community, serving and ex-serving personnel and their families. This is what pupils had to say about Remembrance Day. 

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CAFOD - Assembly 17th November

We were very lucky to have Gillie Drinkall visit our school again today.  She held two assemblies for KS1 and KS2 which told us all about fundraising for CAFOD.  After the assembly we found out what children thought was important about this special visit.

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CAFOD - Own Clothes Day - 19th October 

Thank you to everyone who donated to CAFOD, we raised £309 


OLOG Food Bank

Thank you so much for your donations. Your generosity means so much to our parish and to the community we serve. We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to donating, and we are so grateful that you chose to donate to our OLOG Food bank.  We look forward to your continued support.

Food bank


MacMillan Coffee Morning

On Thursday 28th September, Year 6, hosted our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning. Right now, more than 3 million people are living with cancer in the UK. By 2030, this figure will rise to 4 million. MacMillan works to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can by providing physical, financial, and emotional support.

Over the past year, members of our school community have been directly impacted by cancer, so this coffee morning held an even bigger place in our hearts. The morning was a great success, thanks to all the wonderful parents and families who donated cakes, and we raised a total of £176. The cake donations were so awesome that we were able to hold an impromptu cake sale after school.


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Our community

Demelza Hospice

Our Mini Vinnies have collaborated with the School Council this half term on a joint project for people in our local community.  Demelza Hospice in Eltham delivers extraordinary care to extraordinary children facing serious or life-limiting conditions. Our pupil leaders and faith leaders have been working on some amazing Christmas cards for the children and their families at the hospice.



Our Mini Vinnies have collaborated with the School Council to continue their joint project for people in our local community. Our pupil leaders and faith leaders have been working on some lovely Christmas cards for the parishioners of Our Lady of Grace Church.

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Food donations

Thank you to all for your support and generous food donations. Father Hyacinth thanks all the parents and families for your kind contributions which are greatly appreciated by those in our community who are in need. In addition we managed to raise £246.45 for CAFOD.

 Our Lady of Grace Food Bank

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This Lent CAFOD is supporting families with the skills and tools they’ve asked for to overcome poverty. On Monday 27th February 2023, we were excited to welcome Gillie Drinkall from CAFOD who came to tell us all about this year’s fundraising focus. This half term, Our Lady of Grace, we will be holding our own Big Lent Walk in support of this campaign. Leading up to Easter, we will be walking once a week for 15 minutes as a whole school. Here is what the children thought of The CAFOD assembly:

Lilo Year 6 (Mini Vinnie) - “I learned about the impact of climate change and the work that CAFOD is doing this year.  I was surprised to learn that floods affect Bangladesh so severely.”

Fire Year 5 (Mini Vinnie) - “I was shocked to learn that so many places in our work do not have adequate healthcare” 

Maxima in Year 6 has worked closely with our Mini-Vinnies to create this fantastic poster for this year’s cause.  Let’s get fundraising!



Year 6 St Teresa have already started the OLOG Walk for Lent!  We are excited to raise funds for such an important cause.  It is our aim to help CAFOD to provide resources for those who need it the most.  Friends and family are all welcome to sponsor our pupils.

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