Schools wishing to take part in the non-uniform day should contact their Unicef regional officer or ring Heather Jarvis at the national headquarters on 071-405 5592.Reuse content
Up to 2,000 schools are expected to take part in a national non-uniform day early next month to raise money for the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). Pupils will be allowed to wear whatever they want for the day in return for a small fee, w hich will be used to help street children and working children in Colombia. The event has taken place on the first Friday in February every year since 1989. Last year £160,000 was raised for Unicef programmes in Sri Lanka and this year there is a target of £200,000. An education pack including a map, full colour photographs and a 24-page booklet featuring true stories of Colombian children has been produced for the occasion, and will be issued free to all the schools taking part.