Last term, the UNICEF Student Ambassadors decided to work in collaboration with UNICEF and Clarks to support their ‘Shoe Share Campaign.’
The campaign collects old or unwanted shoes, which are sent for re-use. For every tonne of shoes collected, a donation is made to UNICEF which goes towards education programmes 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.
The aim of ‘Shoe Share’ is to reach even more children and improve their access to an education.”- UNICEF website.
To raise awareness, we opted to adapt a UNICEF ShoeShare presentation and delivered it during form time for Years 7-10. We worked in smaller groups to achieve our aim to speak to 26 form groups within 3 form times. We followed this up by returning back to the forms regularly to collect any donations.
On Thursday 19th December 2019, six members of the UNICEF Student Ambassadors group had the arduous job of sorting, tying shoes together and getting them ready for distribution to Clarks in Lewisham.
Due to the wonderful generosity of students, parents/carers and staff, we collected over 100 pairs of shoes which filled four black bag liners.
Thank you to everyone for all of your support and many thanks to Ms Brignell who kindly delivered our school donation to Clarks.