First Days at School

Bean is in Year Four which is worryingly close to secondary school. I’m a big planner and worrier and even though we have lots of time I’m already stressing about which secondary school we will send her to! It seems like just yesterday it was her first day at school…look how little she looked!


Whatever secondary school she gets into, it will be a good one. So many children across the globe don’t have nearly the same opportunities that our children have here.

Persil has recently launched an initiative to help 10 million children get access to quality education. They have partnered with Unicef to help more children access new learning experiences with their “Learning for Tomorrow” initiative.

While I’m stressing over finding the best school for Bean there are 130 million children across the world who get to year 5 without learning the basic maths, reading and social skills they need. Worst than that, there are an unbelievable 58 million children who have no access to a basic education.   

Kate Goldman, Director of Partnerships and Philanthropy for Unicef said: “Whether they live here in the UK or in any other country around the world, every child has the right to go to school and enjoy all the positive things that quality education can bring. Knowledge and secure learning: These experiences must be freely available to all. Our partnership with Persil will help us begin turning that vision into reality – and ensure no child is ever left behind when it comes to their own bright future.”

I can look back with fond memories of Bean’s first day at school, I hope this initiative will help many more mothers see their children off on their first day at school. 

Disclosure – this post is in association with Persil

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