Singleton
CE Primary School

Singleton C.E. Primary School is a happy and caring community in which good manners, excellent behaviour and a desire to continuously improve and learn are expected from everybody. We are a Church of England School teaching Christian values and beliefs. We also promote awareness and tolerance of, and respect for other religions and cultures.

Rights Respecting School


SINGLETON GOES BLUE FOR UNICEF

 

 

 

 

On Friday 7th February 2014 pupils at Singleton C.E. Primary School, a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, got their nails painted blue to change children’s lives. They joined thousands of schools across the country by taking part in UNICEF’s Day for Change to raise funds for UNICEF’s work - helping millions of vulnerable children around the world.

 

Day for Change is all about education. Going to school gives children the chance of a brighter future. But about 68 million children around the world still don't have access to education. UNICEF is working to change this and want every child to have the opportunity to go to school. 

 

To raise money for UNICEF’s important work, pupils all over the UK are doing something different: from holding fancy dress parties, sports days, cake sales, and sponsored walks. All this will raise money to transform the lives of children.

 

Singleton C.E. Primary School joined in the fun by holding their Day for Change on 7th February 2014.  As well as getting their nails painted UNICEF blue, the school hosted parents and friends who came into classes to talk about their hobbies and interests, held a non-uniform day, a book bring-and-buy sale and a cake sale.  The school raised £230, more than enough for a School-in-a-Box. This provides a readymade kit of classroom supplies and materials which can be supplied by UNICEF for situations where schooling has been disrupted by wars, disasters and other emergency situations. 

 

UNICEF receives no money from the UN budget and instead relies on voluntary donations from events like this. This is why fundraising events like Day for Change are so important to help UNICEF continue to help children around the world to survive and thrive.

 

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. UNICEF works with families, local communities, partners and governments in more than 190 countries to transform children’s lives by protecting and promoting their rights. UNICEF supports children by providing health care, nutrition and education. UNICEF protects children affected by war, natural disasters and AIDS. In the UK, UNICEF champions children’s rights and works to win support and raise money for our work for children worldwide.

 

 

For further information on this event at Singleton C.E. Primary School please contact:

 

Name: Lesley Calloway

Tel: 01243 811679     Email: office@singleton.w-sussex.sch.uk

 

 

For further information on UNICEF, please contact:

Rowena Campbell, Media Team, UNICEF UK

Tel: 020 7375 6206  Email: rowenac@unicef.org.uk

 

Also see www.dayforchange.org.uk