Yaya Toure and UNICEF come to St Matthew’s!

What an amazing day at St Matthew’s! We were delighted to welcome UNICEF and footballer Yaya Toure to host the launch of Soccer Aid 2018. We had to keep the visit and the identity of the special visitor under wraps but the children were so excited when he appeared on the field. Our Rights Steering Group and School Council competed against UNICEF and Yaya on the Soccer Aid challenge whilst the rest of the school cheered our school team on. All our children were AMAZING ambassadors for our school, their local community and every child’s rights.

The children were interviewed by journalists from ITV and the MEN so St Matthew’s will soon be appearing on the news too!

UNICEF asked our school to host the event because of everything we do to make our school a rights-respecting community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.

Having hosted the main launch event, we will now be taking part in our own Soccer Aid on Thursday 24th May. The children will be asked to donate £2 to take part and should wear sports clothes or their favourite sports kit.


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