Last year we collected several hundred shoes to send out to children in Africa. That was so successful that as a school we now collect clothes, shoes and accessories to be reused. This year the 'SHOE AID FOR AFRICA' campaign ran a competition for children to design some shoes; and for each design they received they would donate a pair of shoes to a child in Tanzania.
We gave every child a competition form with the weekly newsletter, even the reception children had a go and decorated some outlines. But the point is that they tried, knowing that it would help someone. Knowing that even by doing something as simple as this they could make a difference. Just imagine if we could have got every one of the 49,000 school children Cardiff to send in an entry form what a fantastic Christmas present that would have been for the children in Africa.
Below are just some of the children's designs that we quickly copied before we sent them off.