Our School Council would like to encourage everyone to support their two nominated charities at the end of our school year 2016/17.
It will meet again next week to coordinate the project. Thank you in advance of your generosity & support.
LETTER FROM THE SCHOOL COUNCIL
At the end of the school year the children will be putting away their old pencil cases, back packs and used pencils. In August many pupils will be getting new school materials and the older ones will be forgotten and eventually dumped. We are trying to support two charities which will recycle old school bags, pencil cases and shoes and provide them to children in poor regions of the world.
The charities are Sal’s Shoes and Mary’s Meals.
There are 300 million children in the world for whom walking with shoes is a rarity. This makes them extremely vulnerable to infection by parasites, such as hookworm; while injuries to the feet and ankles can lead to ulcers and other conditions which are almost always left untreated. Without shoes, many children are not permitted to attend school.
Sal’s Shoes. Crossing continents to make sure that your used, loved (and barely worn) outgrown children’s shoes are delivered straight from you to those in need.
Many children receiving Mary’s Meals don’t have basic learning tools such as pencils and notepads.
You can support them to get the most out of their lessons by donating a backpack full of the things they need. For many children, a Mary’s Meals backpack will be the first gift they have ever received.
Since The Backpack Project began in 2005, it has captured the imagination of thousands of people. More than 480,000 filled backpacks have been sent from supporters across the UK and Ireland to children receiving Mary’s Meals.
It is a great way to recycle; we welcome good quality, second-hand items and you can donate a filled backpack, an empty backpack, or any of the individual items on the list.
Our programmes work to bring about the following positive changes in the lives of children and their communities:
•Increased school enrolment.
•Improved attendance, concentration and learning.
•Increased progression between grades.
•Improved health and wellbeing.
•Encouraging community support for education.
•Support for smallholder farmers.
•Increasing government recognition of school feeding.
If you have any partially worn shoes/trainers which your child has outgrown and will not be used, then put a strong elastic band around them and leave them in the school on Wed 28th and Thur 29th June. Back packs and pencil cases etc can be left in the front Hall.
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