Thank you for signing up to Share a Pencil Day 2019. We have added your email address to our mailing list for this years event, so please keep your eyes peeled for further information. As soon as it becomes available we will be sending you links to posters, lesson plans and other resources needed to take part in the day.
Share a Pencil Day this year will take place on Wednesday 22nd May.
If you have friends or family or other teachers you think would like to take part please let them know, everybody’s welcome.
Why Share a Pencil Day?
Millions of children all over the world who do not have access to education or lack the basic tools they need for learning. Sometimes large groups of children have to share exercise books, paper and even pencils and pens.
Share a Pencil Day is about learning, it’s about engaging children and teachers in the UK to help everyone understand a little more about the difficulties faced elsewhere.
During their one lesson on the day children will be asked to share 1 pencil between 2 to help them appreciate what learning is like without the most basic materials we take for granted.
Participation could be limited to one class or one year group, all of KS1 or KS2, what ever suits your school best.
In 2018 more than 80,000 children signed up from more than 400 schools.
What we cover on the day…
Share a Pencil Day aims to teach children here in the UK about global education; why millions of children still don’t have access to a basic education. An engaging and interactive day that helps children in our schools understand a little more about the issues faced globally by millions of children affected by extreme poverty, natural disasters, teenage marriage and war and conflict.
Remember it is not a charity day, it’s simply about raising awareness, no children need to bring any money and no school has to pay a penny.
Share a Pencil Day is part of the World’s Largest Lesson teaching children worldwide about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Goal #4: Ensure inclusive & equitable quality education & promote lifelong learning opportunities for ALL.