The small organisation is currently seeking people can people who can help with web design, legal support, charity administration with a focus on French employment and a sponsored office space in France. At present, the group has no secure facilities, and are therefore only asking for donations through their JustGiving page and Amazon wish list. Hertfordshire-based teacher Natalie Scott and her Edlumino teammates are also encouraging whole schools to get involved.
“If you have already made us an offer to donate or support, or would like to know what else would really help us, please have a look at bit.ly/school4all,” wrote Natalie on her blog, Miss Scott Said What? “We will contact you once we are in a position to go ahead and take you up on your generous offers. Anyone who registers interest with an email address will be added to our mailing list and we can then update you on our work, in the camps, more regularly.
“If you can’t support a non-uniform day or offer your time / any resources at present, why not speak to your students, and raise awareness in your school through projects or assemblies? Teach them empathy and the importance of honesty over bias, whatever the key stage or your specialism. Teach them about humanity and privilege. We are all teachers of values, humanity and compassion. So if nothing else is possible, please do that. We will try to support you if we can!”
Cheshire-based Primary school teacher Carole Harding baked 200 cupcakes and took them to teaching conference Primary Rocks Live, held on 19th March. These delicious treats raised £116 for the cause.