Charity outreach

Various outreaches and charity drives are held throughout the year and all our learners are encouraged to participate when applicable.  

These events teach our learners that it is important to care for others and support our communities in need. 

Charity outreaches at Curro Thatchfield 

Barefoot Day 

One day without shoes 

To some it sounds liberating, and to others terrifying. But what is the big deal? How can leaving your shoes behind for one day change another person's life, or even break a cycle? 

Arriving at school without your shoes, you can immediately feel the cold ground on your feet, gripping your entire body. Then follow feelings of being uncomfortable, shy and self-conscious. For us, it is one day that we have to get through before we can return to the comforts and confidence that our shoes give us. 

However, for many children all over the world this is an everyday experience, no matter the weather or walking surface. As a school and community we feel that World Barefoot Day is a perfect opportunity to expose our future generation to the reality of what is going on in the world around us. It is also an opportunity to show our learners that no matter how small they are, they can make a difference. 

The educators and learners are all barefoot and even some brave parents will drop their little ones off and take up the challenge. An overwhelming number of good, wearable shoes normally stream into our school. Different styles, colours and sizes to suit an array of needs. However, all the shoes have one thing in common – they are given in love. 

Approximately 50 black bags of shoes, filled to the brim, are handed over to the Potato Foundation. Everyone at Curro Thatchfield speaks about World Barefoot Day – among ourselves, to our loved ones and curious onlookers – sparking awareness about the bigger issue of poverty in our world. It is the small acts of kindness that lead to bigger acts of humanity that will help change the futures of so many around us.