Extra curriculum:Non-uniform day

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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.

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.