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Our Best Book Award - voting deadline Friday 24 May

Leicester Libraries are now in the final stages of this year’s Our Best Book award, having enjoyed some fabulous online author sessions which should help your children vote.  Participating schools are asked to carry out individual voting in class in way that works for your school.  Find out more.


International and global citizenship

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Find out about international and global citizenship information. Help to develop global learning and active citizens in your school through some interested and exciting projects available to Leicester schools.

Further information

Leicester Schools Welcome Refugees

Ruth Sinhal, a teacher at Glebelands Primary School, Leicester is promoting Leicester Schools Welcome Refugees. At Glebelands Primary they have been working closely with Leicester City of Sanctuary to create a welcoming environment and share good practice. For this, they have become the first and only School of Sanctuary in Leicester.

For more information about the project and to get involved download the information below

Happy Feet and Africa's Gift

Solve the perennial headache of non-uniform days, raise funds for your school and help a Yorkshire charity by holding a Happy Feet Day a non-uniform day for your feet! Students attend school in their choice of footwear, whilst handing over a pair of unwanted shoes that can be used again in rural Africa. We pay 45p per kilogram for reusable shoes, and then transport them to Africa, where they are introduced into the communities sensitively (our focus is on empowering community members rather than perpetuating a dependency culture and we work with key personnel to make this happen).

We collect the shoes from school on the Happy Feet Day, so there are no storage problems. We weigh them and make swift payment. All we ask is that the shoes are clean, paired, tied and together…

Find out more at or download the flyer below.

Would you like an ethical, affordable and powerful global partnership?

Africa's Gift are able to provide advice about fundraising, project development, and appropriate means of ensuring the future longevity of your partnership. More information can be viewed here - Africa's Gift.

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