Education through Sport
Dear Parents and Carers
On Friday 3rd February, our school will be supporting UNICEF’s Day for Change and we very much hope that you will join us in supporting this worthwhile, fun and educational event. It is a great opportunity for our pupils to learn about and raise money for children in other parts of the world.
The idea is very straightforward. In return for a donation of £1 to help UNICEF’s vital work, your child will join the pupils and staff of the school by changing their day – change their hair or clothes!
Two pupils will get to be Headteachers for the day whilst Mrs Gillanders goes back to class!
By taking part in this important day, we can help support UNICEF’s work, using sport and play to transform the lives of children.
Why are we doing it?
As you know, 2012 is a key year for sports. Not only will sport and the achievements of the world’s top athletes at the London 2012 Games inspire schools and children around the world, but it has a much wider importance – it is also an effective way of transforming the lives of children and their communities.
Play and sport are not only a fundamental right for children, but also vital elements in the health happiness and well-being of children and young people. UNICEF is using sport as an effective tool to help achieve goals in health, education, gender equality, HIV and AIDS, child protection and child development.
More than half of Uganda’s population is under the age of 14 and live on less than $1.25 a day. Poverty, conflict and social stigma mean that many children do not complete their primary education. Children often have to work and live in dangerous conditions.
This is wrong. By taking part in Day for Change, we will be helping transform children’s lives through the power of sport.
We will post photographs of our Day for Change on this site later.
Rights Respecting School Committee