School closes for the summer holidays at the end of next week and I am sure the children (and staff!) will cheer to mark the end of this academic year. Before everyone runs for the doors to enjoy their long summer holiday, we want them to change another child’s life on the way out by supporting a charity called Sal’s Shoes.
The idea is if your child will not be needing their school shoes for the next school year we ask that at the end of the last day of term (30.06.17) they take their school shoes off and place them on their desk and leave school barefoot. We will give the donated shoes to children around the world via the wonderful work of Sal’s Shoes, a charity we are keen to support for the first time this year. Those shoes, which are unlikely to be used again because feet grow over the summer or are a little scuffed and will be replaced in time for the new school year, won’t just sit in the shoe cupboard getting in the way, but will have a second life. We’d love for your child to take part if they would like to. A whole school leaving barefoot is a powerful message that we want to help those fellow school children who have no choice and leave school barefoot every day. Please help us to help others who are less fortunate than ourselves.
There is no obligation to take part but we would love to support this charity and the work they carry out in finding new feet for pre-loved children’s shoes. To find out more about Sal’s Shoes you can visit their website www.salsshoes.com or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/salsshoes1
Of course the children can bring in another pair of shoes to change into after walking out of their classroom or out of school for their journey home. If you have only recently purchased their school shoes perhaps your child has another pair of outgrown shoes they may wish to bring in and leave behind.