School environment campaign wins praise of bishop

Schools across Greater Manchester and Lancashire have won the praise of the environment lead for the Bishops Conference of England and Wales after taking part in a digital environment campaign.

Bishop John Arnold, Bishop of Salford and environment lead for the Bishops Conference of England and Wales, has thanked schools for taking part in the recent Hear the Cry Campaign from the Laudato Si’ Centre.

The campaign brought together schools and community groups across Greater Manchester and Lancashire in creating posters to share on social media with the hashtag #hearthecry to send an important message to world leaders at COP27.

Watch the video below to see just some of the schools that took part in the campaign:

Bishop John has applauded the work of the schools and highlighted the importance of listening to the voices of  young people and their concerns for the future of our planet.

He said: “Thank you very much for all of you who took part in Hear the Cry, when we were considering what might have happened at COP27.

“The meeting was a little bit of a disappointment, as you know, but it’s the voice of young people, which is so important. And it is being heard.

“And it’s so important that we continue with all our initiatives to bring the politicians and industry to understand what we can do and what we must do to achieve that repairing of climate damage and looking after our common home.”