ShoeShare Charity Drive
Rights Respecting School – Whole School Assembly
On Friday the Rights Respecting Schools Council introduced the ShoeShare drive that we will be holding in school soon in association with Unicef and Clarks.
Around the world, more than 59 million children of primary school age are still not in education. This is just under the population of the UK. Clarks are helping Unicef to provide basic resources such as pens and pencils so that children have the right tools to learn, and also support training teachers and work with governments to ensure the quality and standard of education remains high and children are leaving school able to read and write.
One of the Rights of the Child that we have been working on is that every child has the right to education. Because of this, South Grove Primary will be hosting a Shoe Share. ShoeShare helps children around the world access their right to education.
ShoeShare is a campaign in partnership with the Rights Respecting Schools Award and Clarks Shoes. This partnership began in May 2017 and so far over 300 schools have taken part. The ShoeShare campaign collects old or unwanted shoes. These old or unwanted shoes are then sent for re-use. For every tonne of shoes collected, a donation is made to Unicef which goes towards education programmes around the world. The more shoes we collect the more children we can help.
The aim of ShoeShare is to reach even more children and improve their access to an education. Last Year alone, £155,000 was raised. Our date for the ShoeShare will be coming soon. We are waiting to hear back from Unicef. Watch this space, start going through your old shoes, make sure there are no holes or cracks in the sole in and put an elastic band around the pair.
We will let you know the date to bring them in.
To find out more about the partnership, please go to Unicef.uk/shoeshare to watch a short video.
Convention on the Rights of the Child
Article 28: (Right to education): All children have the right to a primary education, which should be free. Wealthy countries should help poorer countries achieve this right.