Help end clothing poverty for UK schoolchildren

by Outdoor Classroom Day in United Kingdom

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 30th December 2020 at 12:02pm

We want to help end clothing poverty in UK primary schools and make sure every child can get outdoors whatever the weather.

by Outdoor Classroom Day in United Kingdom

We need you to help us end clothing poverty in UK primary schools and make sure every child can get outdoors, whatever the weather. 

Why getting outdoors is crucial for every child 

Getting outdoors is critical to children’s physical and mental health, making it an important tool to counteract the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our youngest citizens.

When teachers take classes outdoors they report some powerful impacts: Children are naturally more active, their mood improves, and they are excited to learn. When adults think back to their own happiest memories of childhood, they frequently recall the joy of playing outdoors. Play is not only central to children’s enjoyment of childhood, but teaches critical life skills such as problem-solving, creativity and resilience.

That’s why the Outdoor Classroom Day movement, led in the UK and Ireland by Learning through Landscapes with Semble, advocates for time outdoors every day for every child.  

Getting outdoors is more important now than ever

Over 90% of teachers worldwide say that everyday access to the outdoors is more important to children during the pandemic. 

As a nation, we embraced the outdoors earlier in the year as the pandemic hit UK shores and the science told us we’re less likely to spread COVID-19 in open spaces. Making sure children can spend time outdoors this winter - playing, learning, exploring - is not only safer, but will provide some normality in a world that is confusing and unsettling.  

Clothing poverty is stopping children from getting outdoors

The majority of UK teachers think that schools would go outdoors more if children had appropriate clothing. But, with 4.2 million children living in poverty and tight school budgets, parents and schools often can’t afford high-quality clothing to keep children warm and dry.  

You can make a difference

We want to deliver at least 1,000 sets of waterproof jackets, trousers and wellies to the schools and children who need them the most. To achieve this goal, we have partnered with Muddy Puddles, who are very generously offering a 50% discount on all clothing. So every penny you donate will go further! 

By sourcing high-quality wet weather clothing, we will ensure that successful schools can set up a clothing library. So 1,000 outfits could be used for as many as 5,000 children over five years. 

About us 

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global movement to inspire and celebrate outdoor play and learning, at home and at school. On Outdoor Classroom Day itself, which has two dates each year, teachers celebrate with a special day outdoors for their class. The UK and Ireland movement is led by the charity Learning through Landscapes, working with the social enterprise Semble, and is supported by Persil.    


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£8 or more

A pair of wellies for a UK schoolchild

Donate £8 to provide a pair of wellies for a child in a UK primary school and receive a thank you on the Outdoor Classroom day website.

£16 or more

A waterproof coat for a UK schoolchild

Donate £8 to provide a waterproof coat for a child in a UK primary school and receive a thank you on the Outdoor Classroom day website.

£35 or more

Head to toe waterproofs for a UK schoolchild

Donate £35 to provide a full waterproof outfit (jacket, trousers and wellies) for a child in a UK primary school and receive a thank you on the Outdoor Classroom day website.

£280 or more

Wellies for an entire class

Donate £280 to provide wellies for an entire class of children (30 children) in a UK primary school and receive a personalised thank you on behalf of the schools.

£480 or more

Waterproof coats for an entire class

Donate £480 to provide waterproof coats for an entire class of children (30 children) in a UK primary school and receive a personalised thank you on behalf of the schools.

£1,050 or more

Head to toe waterproofs for an entire class

Donate £1050 to provide waterproof outfits (jacket, trousers and wellies) for an entire class of children (30 children) in a UK primary school and receive a personalised thank you on behalf of the schools.

£35 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Head to toe waterproofs

Donate £35 to provide a full waterproof outfit (jacket, trousers and wellies) for a child in a UK primary school.

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