On Monday 24th April, Hugh Sexey pupils took part in the first international ‘Share a Pencil Day’ which aims to raise awareness of the issues affecting children's' ability to access good education, worldwide.
Working with the not-for-profit organization, ‘Hope’ and their Bright Futures campaign, ‘Share a Pencil Day’ aims to raise £10,000 for essential education and schools projects run by Plan International UK. Plan International UK is a children's charity that has been supporting vulnerable children for over 75 years. Helping children move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity Plan International UK work in many areas including; emergency and famine relief, health and sanitation, economic empowerment, as well as education. All the monies given through our Hope Bright Futures campaign is being ring-fenced exclusively for children's' education projects.
Pupils at HSMS enjoyed an assembly given by Mr Evan Lewis from ‘Hope’ and then pupils participated in the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’ to learn about the United Nations Goals for Sustainable Development, and focusing on ‘Why are so many children not in school?’ The Day was a wonderful success and children went away feeling much more connected and aware of the issue. They also raised over £80 to contribute to the Bright Futures Campain through the sale of Share a Pencil Day pencils.