Soccer Aid Playground Challenge 2019

Sue Garlick / Categories: General

Soccer Aid Playground Challenge 2019

Students at The Regis School have done it again and held an extraordinary Playground Challenge as part of the national Soccer Aid for UNICEF event. All  staff and students had the chance to take part in a student designed obstacle course where they had to kick, dribble or bounce a ball to celebrate Soccer Aid.


Most impressive is the fact the day was led and planned by students, mainly in Years 7 - 10.  Students paid £1 to take part and as a result the school has smashed its £1000 target and will be proudly sending this to UNICEF in the next few days.  Each year group was hoping to raise at least £172 so that we could fund a ‘pre-school in a box’ for children in danger, anywhere in the world.  We can now help fund 5 such ‘schools’ and have money left over  to provide antibiotics for 125 children suffering from pneumonia.  Every penny raised will be match funded by UK AID so in fact the final total will be over £2000!!!


Regis school student, Kendra Diston, saw first hand how UNICEF spend the money when she visited Lesotho with UNICEF as a youth ambassador for a documentary short film last year. Students have been learning about the work of UNICEF in Tutor time and so understand that every child has the right to education, good health and the chance to play.  The Soccer Aid event allows students to really understand this issues in a fun way and supports those less fortunate in the process. It really was a win win kind of day.


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