Are you looking for fun and meaningful activities to get the school together and promote children’s rights locally and globally? Soccer Aid Schools Challenge might just fit the bill.
Every child has the right to play, as enshrined in Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Being able to play when we’re young affects how we think, learn, share and explore the world as we grow older. Sadly, around the world disease, hunger, conflict, poverty and disaster are disrupting play for millions of kids – like the 7.5 million children currently affected by the conflict in Ukraine.
Soccer Aid for UNICEF is working hard to give children around the world the carefree, play-filled childhoods they deserve. Your school can be a part of this by signing up for the Soccer Aid Schools Challenge, designing a playground obstacle course and raising money to protect children’s rights around the world.
Soccer Aid Schools Challenge is:
- Fun! It’s a celebration of children’s rights to play which also benefits their health and wellbeing.
- Easy to organise. You can use whatever you have to design your obstacle course and when you sign up, you’ll receive free fundraising pack and teaching resources to support you.
- In line with your Rights Respecting School Award work, contributing towards Outcome 9 in Strand C: children and young people have taken action to claim their rights and promote the rights of others, locally and globally.
- Making a difference. By taking part and fundraising, you and your school can change the lives of children around the world. Take Olly’s word for it – this film was aired during 2021 Soccer Aid match.
We suggest holding your challenge on Friday 10 June 2022 in the run-up to the Soccer Aid match on 12 June. But don’t worry if that date doesn’t work for you. You can take on the challenge and fundraise anytime from now until the end of June.