The Faith in Action Award
The Faith in Action Award, the CYMFed National Catholic Award Scheme, challenges young people in school years 6 to 11 to put their faith into action in their schools, parishes and in the wider community. There are four Awards for different age-groups: Pin, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each Award requires a level of commitment to service and to reflection. Participants keep a Journal and, to complete the Award, they present a piece of work, in a medium of their choice, to represent their personal faith in action journey.
Many of our Primary Year 6 pupils already live out their faith in generous service to others. This may be through Mini Vinnies or in a variety of other ways. The Award seeks to recognise, affirm and celebrate all that they do as individuals and as a group.
Entering the Award at Pin Level in Year 6 may also encourage children to continue to the next level as they move into secondary school but young people can enter the Award at any stage. The Faith in Action Award provides a concrete way to enhance parish-school cooperation. The award presentation event will be an opportunity for the school and parish or partnership to celebrate the gifts and achievements of their children and young people.