Riverbank & Rights Respecting Schools Support UNICEF’s Soccer Aid

I’m sure that you will all have been aware that Soccer Aid took place on Sunday 10 June. The UK Government has stated that every £1 that is raised for Soccer Aid will be matched by them. We weren’t able to join in the fundraising around the 10th, as the school timetable was pretty full. So, as a result, we are holding our events for Soccer Aid on Thursday 25 June.

There is no Day for Change this year as Soccer Aid is taking its place. Our pupils were asked how they would like to raise funds for UNICEF through Soccer Aid, and they decided that they would like a range of stalls in the hall. In addition, Rob from RADS is arranging a playground soccer challenge. All the classes will compete against each other and there will be an award for the winning class from P1-3 and another for the winning class from P4-7.

The children will be timetabled so that they all have a chance to participate in the playground challenge as well as to buy some raffle tickets, have their nails painted etc.

As requested by our pupils some of the stalls and prices will be as follows:

Children’s Raffle – 20p per ticket      Face Painting – 50p      Nail Painting – 50p      Tattoos – 10p, 20p & 50p                    Guess the Teddy’s Birthday – 20p      Badge Making – 50p      Colouring Competition – 20p                                              Bracelets – 50p      Cake & Candy – 10p, 20p & 50p

There may be other stalls and competitions available on the day.

We hope that the children will have great fun and that we will be successful in raising money for UNICEF which will help children in crisis around the world and remember, for every £1 we raise, the government will match it. Some information on Soccer Aid can be seen below.


Article 31 – Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Article 13 – Every child must be free to say what they think and to seek and receive all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.

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