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The Pope Francis Action Team

The Pope Francis Team was created in response to our Building the Kingdom Initiative.  The School Council had expressed their concerns which stemmed from Pope Francis' call to care for creation and love of neighbour.  It was decided to amalgamate the School Prefect System with the School Council in order to better respond to this.  The Motto for the Pope Francis Team is "How can we make this world a better place for all of God's children?" 


Another change that has emerged out of the Pope Francis Team is the rewards assembly.  The focus is on how the children have made a difference to themselves, others in the class or in the community.  The children nominate their peers and this is acknowledged at the Friday Assembly.


Our Pope Francis Action Team is made up of Pupils who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. 

Each year, every class will elect 2 representatives a boy and a girl to be members of the Pope Francis Action Team.  The Action Team will then meet to elect officers such as Chair and Secretary.


Shared Values

As a Catholic School, we are led by our Gospel Values.  We understand that British Values have their roots in the Western Christian Tradition and share much with other traditions across the world.  In addition to this, we believe that the Christian Virtues are able to unite all who make up modern British Society; this includes people of all races, languages, gender, people of all faith traditions and people of no faith.





Pope Francis Action Team Minutes

Our Pope Francis Action Team Targets

Target 1- Encouraging the children to live out their faith in their daily lives.

Target 2- Develop positive relationships with and beyond the community.

Target 3-To support Liturgy, prayer and the spiritual life of the school.

Target 4- Fundraising for charities.


Environmental Art Exhibition

Sustainability ~ Saving Energy Project

The Big Plastic Count 2024

Recycling Materials Christmas Decoration Project

Pope Francis Action Team- Wish our Community Christmas Greetings

St. Anselm's Environmental Bag Project

At St. Anselm's we want to give a practical expression to our Gospel Values and British Values.  One way is to focus on making the world a better place for all of God's children.  This motto has helped us in our response to Pope Francis' "Laudato Si" and "Fratelli Tutti".  This is a wonderful opportunity for the children to engage in Catholic Social Teaching and the teachings of the Church in a practical way.



Bag Project Parent Letter

Pope Francis Action Team- Bag Project Assembly Presentation

Pope Francis Action Team- Bag Project Whole School Presentation

The Pope Francis Action Team 'Hot Seat' Mr Sharma with their Environmental concerns

Lent to Easter Presentation

Pope Francis Action Team Food Bank supporting our Parish and Ealing Food Bank

Catholic Social Teaching: Laudato Si

Pope Francis was written a letter addressed to every person on this planet, asking us all to protect our common home, the earth.  In his encyclical, Laudato Si', Pope Francis speaks openly about the devastating effects the ecological crisis has on people and the planet.  He says that climate change is real and urgent and it must be tackled, asking us to remember that the climate is "a common good, belong to all and meant for all".


Pope Francis Action Team- Recycling Project

Pope Francis Action Team & MP Mr Sharma - LAGER can Litter Picking Action Group-Caring for our Community

Pope Francis urges us to, 'Live, Wisely, Think Deeply and Love generously' Laudato Si' discusses the damages being inflicted on the Earth by humans and calls on 'every person living on this planet to make urgent changes to our lifestyle and how we consume energy in order to protect the earth.  It deals with many environmental issues including pollution; climate change; water; loss of biodiversity and a decline in the quality of human life.  In his letter, Pope Francis implores us to work together to create a better world for future generations and asks us to make the necessary changes in our lives in order to take care of, respect and value our common home.

What is the pope asking us to do in his letter? What do you think Pope Francis means by common home'? How does the Pope say we have treated the Earth? What has happened to the Earth because of this? Who is suffering because of our actions? How can we play our part to look after our 'common home? What kind of world do we want to leave for future generations?


Dear young people.... The Lord wants to turn your hands, my hands, our hands, into signs of reconciliation, of communion, of creation.  He wants your hands to continue building the world of today.'  Pope Francis

CAFOD Laudato Si' Song.mp3



Poetry Week

The theme of this year's poetry week is the Environment.  The Pope Francis Action Team have been writing poems in response to Pope Francis' Encyclical letter- Laudato Si.

Poetry Week- Environmental Theme

'Care for the Common Good' Speeches

The Pope Francis Action Team  

The Pope Francis Action Team this half term has been discussing how they can break down barriers in Southall. There are many different types of barriers and some are harsher than others. As a team, we have been looking for solutions to solve some of these issues in our local community. The Pope Francis Action Team are concerned by the alarming increase in absent landlords and workers being paid below the living wage.  Please have a look at our presentation discussing our additional concerns for our community.

Pope Francis Action Team-How can we break down barriers in Southall?

Ealing Deanery TED Talks

Lyiana (Year 6) represented St. Anselm's Primary in the Ealing Deanery TED Talks.  She gave a powerful and inspirational Talk on her chosen topic: Racial Discrimination.  In her moving Talk, she shared what she's learned, reflects on her findings and supplied answers to fundamental questions about racism.  Lyiana shared her own experiences and highlighted the actions that we need to talk about to challenge racism.


Ealing Deanery TED Talks