Primary Fun Run to Support UNICEF's Anti Child-Labour Campaign - A student Led Initiative
Posted 09/07/2018 15:47

On 29th June, from 8:00 until 8:30 in the morning, Jip Veeman, Wietske Anema, Jet Kraaijveld and I (Sofie de Bruijn) organised an obstacle run for primary as our CAS project. Student from Reception to Year 6 were involved.

Prior to the run, we held assemblies for each year to inform the students of the event and the cause for which they would be raising money. In collaboration with Mr Toye and the UNICEF events coordinator, Mr Marijnissen, we decided to raise money for UNICEF's anti child-labour campaign, which seemed the perfect cause for the specified audience.

UNICEF estimates that nearly one in six children aged 5–14 are engaged in child labour in the world. We wanted to initiate a move towards freedom and safety for these children. We hope that the money we raised will help protect children across the world from violence, exploitation and abuse. We hope to help give them the childhood they deserve.

The enthusiasm, motivation and support we received made the fun run unforgettable and a true success. Over 500 students, parents, and teachers showed up to the event and we managed to raise a massive €4195,95.

Together with a team of volunteers we were able to set up a challenging, age-appropriate, and fun, obstacle run for the children. The spirit was truly sensational and we could have not have imagined the event to turn out this successfully with so many devoted and willing participants. Even the sunny weather was in our favour.

We would like to recognise and thank all those involved in the run and all the children that participated and helped raise money for the UNICEF anti child-labour campaign. Initiatives like these truly do make a difference. In the end, the run was so much more than just a CAS project; it was a strive towards protection, freedom and safety for all children across the world.

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