Christmas Jumper Day is back! Friday 10th December 2021
Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day is on Friday, the 10th of December. It is an annual event to raise money for the organisation’s work in the next year.
Save the Children operates internationally to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families. In 2020 alone they gave food, education and medicine to 45 million children around the world. When a crisis like a conflict or natural disaster occurs, they act quickly using emergency funds. For example, throughout the Syrian war they have been providing displaced families with medical care, safe outdoor areas, and skills training for parents having to start a new life. The Covid-19 pandemic made a lot of crises even worse, so they have been delivering medical supplies, fresh water and online learning equipment to badly affected communities.
In the UK, Save the Children’s focus is on reducing the difference in school attainment between pupils from poorer and wealthier backgrounds. Poverty which affects a child’s success in school can in turn limit their future opportunities, so the charity campaigns for more support for struggling families. They provide food parcels and school supplies to the most vulnerable ones, helping their children achieve their best.
To help raise money for this cause, Purbeck is participating with our own Christmas Jumper Day. This Friday, students from all years are invited to wear their favourite Christmas jumper (or a normal one if they’d prefer) to school and bring in £1. Students should wear their school uniform underneath the jumper to make sure they’re dressed sensibly for lessons and other school activities during their day. They should also bring in their blazer to wear over their jumper whilst walking to/from school, as it is likely to be cold.
All donations collected will go to Save the Children. Thank you to everyone who takes part!