One hundred and twenty pupils at Westminster Cathedral Primary School had the chance to hear about the effect of money they raised carol singing for Apostleship of the Sea (AoS).
Last December, they braved the cold to sing Christmas carols at Pimlico Tube station to raise more than £200 to support the work of the AoS.
On Wednesday 18th March, the Catholic charity returned to the school to share its vital work providing pastoral and practical support to seafarers.
AoS director of development John Green explained to the pupils how seafarers played a major part in bringing up to 95% of the goods used and consumed in Britain.
Yet not many people know about the lives of seafarers as they remained hidden in the background.
“AoS, through its network of port chaplains across Great Britain, supports seafarers, by among other things, helping them attend Mass, supplying telephone cards and providing WiFi connection so they can contact their families back home,” he told the school’s Key Stage 2 pupils.
“It was great to see how engaged and enthusiastic the students were. They were really excited to find out how their efforts at Christmas have helped care for seafarers,” John added.
John was welcomed by the school’s head teacher Thomas Doherty who echoed the children’s interest for AoS’ work with seafarers.
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