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More than 1,000 pupils pick up Caritas faith award

This week’s annual Caritas Award ceremony was a celebration of the ‘huge amount of love our pupils are putting into the world.’

Barbara Couper, director of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, said ahead of the June 8 ceremony that it would recognise more than 1,000 Catholic school pupils from across the country.

“This is the sixth edition of the awards,” she said. “More than 6,500 will now have recieved an award. Each of them has done 40 hours of living service in their schools, parishes and communities. That adds up to more than 30 years.

“At a time when we see so much hatred in the world, the fact our young people are putting out all this love is something we should be very proud of.”

She also said that the awards, held in Glasgow’s SECC after the SCO went to print, would be a fitting ­celebration of all the work the award winners had done over the past year.

The winners have gained the Caritas Award by ­volunteering time in their school and faith communities, offering practical ­support to others and by demonstrating that these actions of loving service are inspired by their faith.

 

— See next week’s SCO for our special four-page section on this year’s Caritas Award winners

 

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