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Inspiring and nurturing children, Promoting values and emotional resilience, Fundraising for both school and charity

School Connect is a comprehensive package of PSHCE-linked learning experiences and fundraising schemes, designed to inspire young learners and broaden their horizons. The programme is available at no cost to schools in terms of money or time, and can be specifically tailored for individual schools.

How your school can be involved

2km to
school

2km
back home

How we're helping

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90% OF EVERYTHING WE USE REACHES THE UK BY SEA

Who knows where the computer, tablet or mobile phone you are reading this on came from? Cars, food, pens, almost everything we own and use comes by sea from other countries. It arrives on massive ships in huge containers.

The people who work on these ships are seafarers and they can spend a year at a time away from their families transporting these containers. These men and women cannot text or call their children because they are out at sea and rarely have access to the internet.

Sailors’ Society helps in all kinds of ways. The charity has chaplains, Christian men and women who are like vicars, who go on board the ships helping seafarers connect to the internet so they can talk to their children.

They also support the children at home, giving grants to help them carry on with their education. In the Philippines three years ago, there was a typhoon that destroyed many buildings and the charity has built people new homes, medical centres and schools.

School Connect

Through our School Connect programme we can work together to make your children...

More resilient in the face of personal challenges
Proud to play their part
More selfless and more giving
Feel able to change their world for the better
Inspired to achieve their own goals
More tolerant and respectful
Grateful for their own lives
Curious about the world around them
Feel the joy of success


HOW WE SUPPORT BUSY SCHOOLS

We lead collective worship
We underline British values
We raise international cultural awareness
We lead sessions on emotional well-being
We can provide free learning materials
We can boost parent partnership
We can work directly with your school council
We offer additional homework competitions


HOW WE BOOST SCHOOL FUNDS

We organise fundraising events
We share funds raised with you 50:50
We can deliver professional media support
We run competitions with fun prizes


SCHOOL CONNECT RESOURCES PACK

In this downloadable pack you will find all you need.
There is a letter explaining more about the initiative, assembly notes, posters, a PowerPoint presentation, a child-friendly video about the world’s wettest school run and a flyer you can email or print to give to parents.
Simply fill in your details, download and we will be in touch.

Together we can make a huge difference to young children’s lives across the globe – and with twinning opportunities and lesson resources coming, this could be the start of something exciting!

Register your interest

School Connect
Facts

£11
can buy school supplies and uniforms for a child

£15
would provide a week’s worth of computer lessons

£45
can cover school entrance fees for a year for a seafarers’ child

£50
could buy a bike to help a child who lives a long way from school get to class

£375
would buy a school computer

£8000
could provide a library boat to give seafarers’ children access to books and reading