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?
FRIDAY 12th FEBRUARY 2016
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