Leweston Prep take the barefoot challenge to help children worldwide.
Friday, July 5, 2019
Thank you to family, friends and former staff and pupils for joining us at our Prep School Speech Day and for helping us make a fantastic donation to Sal's Shoes.
The morning started with Mass in the School Chapel where the pupils took part in the barefoot challenge for charity.
According to Sal's Shoes 'there are 300 million barefoot children worldwide' and in many countries you cannot go to school without a pair of shoes. With this in mind, the pupils decided to donate their old school shoes to the charity, who will redistribute them across the world, as well as in the UK, to children in great need.
The pupils removed their shoes and walked to the prize giving ceremony in the Sports Hall barefoot to appreciate what children across the world go through just to get to school everyday. It was a powerful and thought-provoking demonstration which got the pupils thinking about how their old shoes could help other children. Leweston Prep donated 114 pairs of shoes to the charity and are determined to do more to help in the next academic year!
We then awarded prizes to the students who have shown considerable determination and hard work throughout the year and we were delighted to welcome back our former teacher, Jane Carling who kindly spoke at the ceremony.
See a video and gallery from the day below.