As part of our Year 6 MiSpace project in Term 2, students had the opportunity to pick a topic of interest and research it. Having recently read Malala Yousafzai autobiography, we decided that we would like to hold a fundraiser for the Malala Fund which has been set up by her to help resource schools so girls and under privileged children can receive an education.
Malala, now 21, grew up in Pakistan. When she was young, the Taliban came to her town and she was told by them that she couldn’t go to school or receive an education. Malala believed in equality and thought this to be unfair. At great risk to her life, Malala stood up against this and encouraged others to do the same.
Malala, along with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi, was named a Nobel Peace Prize winner at the age of 17 in 2014. She became the youngest person to receive this prize.
To raise funds, we would like to hold a causal clothes day with a gold coin donation on Thursday 16 August, Week 4. We would also like to sell hot chocolates for an extra $2. For the casual clothes day, we would like students to wear a touch of pink. Something as simple as a paper bracelet would be great as pink is Malala’s Trade mark colour.
Hot chocolates will need to be pre-ordered by filling in the form (available at the front office) and returning it to the class teacher by Thursday 9 August.
We thank you for your support.
Evie and Poppy
Year 6 Students