Schools All Black Day

Following on from the Help Christchurch post on March 1, some more resources and information are now available about the Schools All Black Fundraising Day. Barb Braxton says:

“Joy Wilkinson has taken the time to make a moving video for those whose schools are getting involved in All Black Day on March 22, the one-month anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake.  She has invited us to use it.

Screen shot 2011-03-11 at 10.22.13 AM

http://animoto.com/play/AHC1vCrcPROPMj4AJMCPTw

It would make an excellent promotion on a loop through a screen in the library or the foyer where parents and students gather.

On behalf of the team and all Kiwis, thank you Joy.”

A reminder that the money raised will then by donated to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal http://www.christchurchearthquakeappeal.govt.nz/

Victorian schools kindly participating in the fundraising are asked to contact me by sending an @ or DM me via Twitter: @judithway or email me at myname1@gmail.com (replace ‘myname’ with judithway. For details of other state coordinators, please leave a comment on this blog or DM me.

Help Christchurch

Teacher librarian extraordinaire Barb Braxton has developed a great idea for schools to help the people of Christchurch by holding a fundraiser. She explains:

It is now one week since the devastating earthquake that has shattered Christchurch and its people and there would be
few schools in Australia that do not have a student or a staff member with a Kiwi connection.

Psychologists say that the trauma can be intensified by a feeling of wanting to help but being unable to do so, so to help overcome this a group of Kiwi teacher librarians teaching in Australia are proposing

ALL BLACK DAY

We are suggesting that on March 22, 2011 students be allowed to wear all black instead of their regular school uniform and pay a gold coin for the privilege.

If school regulations demand students remain in uniform, then an alternative could be to create a coin trail over the words ANZAC, Aotearoa, Christchurch, or Otautahi (Maori for Christchurch).

Any other form of fundraising would also be welcome. If you have ideas, please share them with us to share with everybody.

The money raised will then by donated to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal http://www.christchurchearthquakeappeal.govt.nz/ through whatever financial procedures schools have to follow to do this.

Amounts raised would then be reported to a state co-ordinator who will tally them so we can determine the total contribution of Australian schools and share this with participants. We are planning to establish a Facebook page so state and national totals are available and even photos of students participating can be posted.

We need you to

*         publicise this event as widely as possible, sending it to any
network you belong to

*         consider volunteering to be your state co-ordinator which will
just involve receiving emails from schools with their tallies and sending the total to a central co-ordinator.  We already have co-ordinators for NSW, Victoria and Queensland, but no doubt they would appreciate help.

*         spread the word about your school’s activities with any media connections you have

As I am the Victorian coordinator, you can contact me by sending an @ or DM me via Twitter: @judithway or email me at myname1@gmail.com (replace ‘myname’ with judithway For details of other state coordinators, please leave a comment or DM me.