Mandela Day a huge success across Merseyside


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The feedback is still coming in from what was a fantastic day of #My67Minutes activities and Mandela Day Celebration in 2019. Here are just some of the facts and figures (correct as of 7th October, 2019):

In Cheshire East alone there were 11 primary schools and 3 secondary schools taking part with a total of 5929 pupils taking part.  All schools received a copy of the Long Walk to Freedom.  All had access to the 67 ideas brochure and the primary and secondary school presentation for school assembly’s. 

6 volunteers organised: a Mandela cake raffle; 67 cup cake sale; organised the school programme with over 101 participants (excludes school numbers above) using 22 volunteer hours. The raffle raised over £300 and was donated to My Cheshire Without Abuse, a Crewe based charity.  

Additionally in Cheshire and Warrington a Winsford school took part with 750 pupils taking part.

Overall for Mandela Day for feedback forms received back the following info / stats were recorded:

·        20 youth centres participated

·        15 voluntary organisations participated

·        Expansion to schools across the wider Liverpool City Region (and additional 408 primary schools and 61 secondary schools –total schools then involved 530 – 231,589 pupils)

·        Expansion to schools in Cheshire and Warrington (12 primary and 3 secondary schools – total schools then involved 15 – 6,679 pupils)

·        4 schools across Liverpool City Region signed up to Schools Pledge to use the memorial garden for educational purposes once installed

·        4 barrel gardens developed for schools who were part of the Start of Works on Site Ceremony

·        A total of 192 volunteers took part

·        A total of 995 volunteer hours were recorded

·        A total of 5361 participants took part (excluding schools). 

·        A total of 243,629 participants took part including schools.