1 in 5 – The Make A Difference Award

1 in 5 Raising Awareness of Child Poverty in Edinburgh – The Make A Difference Award 

What would you do with £250 to help Make a Difference

Sciennes’ Pupil Council met on Friday 29th January to plan a school wide launch of City of Edinburgh’s ‘Make a Difference Award‘. Pupils will take the lead in encouraging fellow pupils, classes, staff and parents to submit ideas of how they would use the award money to help make a difference to children and families living on or below the poverty line in our school community. 

Your ideas might involve:

  • Raising awareness of the realities of living in poverty in the UK.
  • Contribute towards reducing school costs e.g. uniform, trips, books and resources for those most in need.
  • Support income/benefits advice and management for families.

Any other ideas you might have to Make a Difference? 

Schools will submit their top three ideas for judging by an independent panel. the winners from each school will then be invited to present their idea at the 1 in 5 Launch and Roll Out event on the 22nd March before receiving the £250 award money to take forward their idea in their school.

Who can enter?
Individual or groups of staff, parent councils, individual pupils or classes/tutor groups.

Submission dates for ideas?

How do I/ we enter?
Contact your school to receive a Make a Difference Award submission form.      

Article 26 The right to have help if you are poor or in need
Article 27 The right to have a good enough standard of living 
Article 28  The right to learn