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Street Child United Schools’ Pack

What is Street Child United? Millions of children around the world are forced to live and work on the streets. These children are ignored, vulnerable to abuse and routinely denied their basic rights.

the power of sport to provide a global platform for street-connected young people to be seen and their voices heard , so they can receive the protection, support and Street Child United uses

opportunities that every child is entitled to. Ahead of the world’s biggest sporting events, we organise international sports events for street-connected young people, challenging the negative perceptions and treatment of them worldwide. We work with outstanding NGO projects in a range of countries. Our past events include: • • • •

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World Cup Durban 2010 World Cup Rio 2014 Games Rio 2016 World Cup Moscow 2018

We’re coming to London… and you’re invited! Cricket is the world’s second most popular sport, played by over 120 million people and loved by 3 billion fans worldwide. With the world looking to England and Wales in 2019 for the ICC Cricket World Cup, the Street Child Cricket World Cup will provide a level playing field for 9 teams of streetconnected children from across the world – inspiring their countries and communities to better protect, respect and support street children everywhere. They will be playing the final at May.

Lord’s Cricket Ground in London


Working with schools In order to harness the power of children and young people in the UK to support the Street Child Cricket World Cup, we have recently appointed our first Education Coordinator, Laura Scott. Laura has experience of working with children and young people in a range of settings, from camp counsellor in Canada, to primary teacher, to youth worker. She has a particular interest in how we might grow in empathy for others through the arts. Laura can be contacted at about any aspect of this Schools’ Pack, or any of our schools’ materials. 2

Aims Primary and secondary schools across London are invited to: 1)

Attend our events


Welcome our guests





– come and cheer on street-connected young people from across the world at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London! – ensure the street-connected children receive a warm welcome in Cambridge and London with art, messages, and by learning our songs. about the experiences and rights of children around the world through assemblies and PSHE/citizenship lessons. for Street Child United so that our work to support streetconnected children can continue beyond the Street Child Cricket World Cup.

We have also included a page on opportunities for adults such as parents, guardians and staff, which includes information on how to

volunteer .

We will use this colour-coding throughout to make it easier to navigate the pack.

Purpose of this pack This pack is designed to be an easy-to-use introduction to the lives of street-connected children, our charity, and the Street Child Cricket World Cup specifically. It contains

invitations , lesson plans , and fundraising ideas . It is supported our PowerPoints which can be found on the Google Drive (please see the link

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my email). These resources have been designed to be easily taken into the classroom and assembly hall. However, since we work with such a range of educational settings across Cambridgeshire and London, a one-size-fits-all approach is clearly impossible. We therefore encourage you to use a ‘pick and mix’ approach to this pack according to what best suits your own pupils. For instance, aspects of the KS2 lesson plan might suit your KS1 or KS3 class; some schools will participate in all aspects of the Street Child Cricket World Cup, while others might learn and fundraise without actually attending… Support comes in all shapes and sizes and we are grateful for all steps schools take to think about and support street-connected young people across the globe. If we can provide any further help, please do contact Laura: Many thanks from the Street Child United team! 3

Street Child Cricket World Cup Final Lord’s Cricket Ground, May 2019 You may have heard there’s a World Cup coming to England and Wales in 2019 – the Street Child Cricket World Cup! We are inviting schools from across Cambridge and London to come and attend; take in the atmosphere of the Main Ground at Lord’s, the Home of Cricket; and learn about what we do to support street-connected children around the world.

Tuesday 7 th May 2019 Lord’s Cricket Ground, St. John’s Wood, London, NW8 8QN 10:30 11:30 12:00 13:00

Arrive at Lord's/Welcome Assembly First round of matches Semi-finals Celebrity match STREET CHILD CRICKET WORLD CUP 13:45 FINAL! 14:30 Presentation ceremony 15:00 Depart from the ground

Surprise our visitors… …by learning the two songs they have also been preparing so we can all join in. These are ‘I am Somebody’ and ‘One Heart Beating’. You are also welcome to bring flags and banners of support.

What do I need to bring? Please ensure pupils bring their own packed lunch and plenty of water. We recommend that you wear school uniform (if you have one), dress according to the weather, and bring a waterproof in case of showers!

Getting to Lord’s Please bear in mind that there is no parking at Lord’s. Schools are advised to arrive by public transport, or arrange their own parking if coming by coach.

How do I apply to bring students? It’s free to attend, but we have a limited number of places. Applications will be accepted on a first

come, first served basis. Contact us with approximate numbers, then send us the form below to confirm your booking. Please contact our Education Coordinator Laura at to submit the form or to ask any questions. 4

Application form to send to us Please send the information below to, with the email heading: SCCWC LORD’S: [NAME OF SCHOOL].

Name of school: Name of school trust (if applicable): Name of group lead: Contact number of group lead: Number of supervising adults attending: Number of pupils attending: School year(s) of pupils attending: I confirm that all pupils attending have permission to be photographed or filmed (tick as appropriate). I understand that it is the school’s responsibility to manage behaviour and bring necessary medical equipment (tick as appropriate). I have ensured there is the necessary ratio of pupils: supervising adults (tick as appropriate). Signature of group lead:

Template letter home Before sending the application form to us, you will need to gain permission from parents and carers. Your school will most likely have its own ways of doing this but we have included this template with some helpful elements to consider. Feel free to amend it as appropriate for your particular setting. I, _______, the parent/carer of _____, give permission for my child to attend the Street Child Cricket World Cup finals at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Tuesday 7th May 2019. •

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Photography: Since this is an international sporting event captured by press from around the world, I understand that Street Child United cannot control whether or not my child is photographed or filmed and still give permission for my child to attend. Medical: I have disclosed medical conditions/allergies to the school and understand that it is the school’s responsibility to bring necessary medical equipment e.g. inhalers to Lord’s. Food and drink: I understand I must provide my child with a packed lunch and plenty of water as food and drink is not available to buy at this event. Clothing: I understand that this is a spectator event so my child must dress appropriately and can bring sun-cream, a hat etc. if appropriate. Behaviour: I understand that it is my child’ responsibility to behave well and that the school has the authority to deal with misbehaviour according to their own behaviour policies. Cost: I understand that although the event itself is free, I must pay a contribution of ____ towards transport fees.

Name and signature of parent/carer: ______________ 5

How can families and schools welcome the teams? Send messages of encouragement Imagine the mixed feelings of the children we work with in the lead-up to their trip to England. On the one hand, they must travel far away from home without their families to an unfamiliar place for the first time. On the other, they have the chance to represent their countries; a chance to be respected instead of rejected; an amazing opportunity to travel and see another culture. Imagine how happy they would feel to receive messages of encouragement from pupils in London! The possibilities for this are endless and could include: photographs of lessons/fundraisers (which we will talk about later), posters with messages of encouragement in different languages, pictures of life in the UK… we will use these to decorate our visitors’ accommodation. Please send by email to or by post to: Street Child United Registered Charity no. 1144951 Omnibus Business Centre 39-41 North Road London N7 9DP

Bring flags and banners It would be fantastic to see homemade flags and banners at Parker’s Piece and Lord’s for all the teams. If your school is interested in doing this, please contact to discuss a specific country so we can ensure all teams are covered. Countries involved are: • • • • • • • • •

Bangladesh Democratic Republic of Congo England Mauritius Nepal North India Pakistan South India Tanzania

Learn our songs We all know how singing can spur us on when watching or playing sport. Our official songs this year are ‘I am Somebody’ and ‘One Heart Beating’ . See our ‘Assembly 4, singing’ PowerPoint on the Google Drive for further information. 6

Learning about Street Child United This section relates mainly to the assemblies and lesson we have created.


Top tips when using our resources • • •

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Please ensure you have a working internet connection and load up links in advance. All links are found on the PowerPoints. ‘SafeYoutube’ simply means there will not be any advertisements. The ‘Our Story’ video is 9 minutes long and works best on Chrome. We have provided information about the topic of different sections of the video if you want to just view parts of it. Please note that some videos contain upsetting content that may affect some of your pupils. We leave the showing of such content to the school’s discretion. There is a PowerPoint for both the assemblies and lesson plans. Look out for the notes for teachers below each assembly slide. Outline of assembly content: o Assembly 1 – Introduction

and invitation I am somebody – a good way to

o Assembly 2 – somebody’ PSHE/Citizenship lessons

introduce the ‘I am

o Assembly 3 – Fundraising • • •

o Assembly 4 – Singing The PowerPoint for each lesson matches the plans in this pack. You might want to pick and choose parts of the different lesson plans. Please contact with any feedback of what works well, how we could develop further, or for help on tailoring the assemblies and plans for your specific context.


Why teach about Street Child United? Overarching aim of curriculum:

We wish to work with schools to achieve an overarching aim of the primary and secondary curriculums by promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and by preparing them for the opportunities and responsibilities of later life. Please see our PSHE/Citizenship plans for each Key Stage below.

British Values:

Pupils learn to have respect and tolerance with those different from themselves in terms of race, religion, and economic situation. There is also an opportunity to look at individual liberty in the UK and that this is not necessarily a reality in other countries around the world.

Every Child Matters:

Pupils come to understand that they are ‘somebody’ and street children are ‘somebody’. Both our street-connected visitors and pupils in the UK can make a positive contribution to society.

Cross-curricular links : Street Child United gives pupils a real-life context which fuels interest in different aspects of the curriculum – see below for suggestions.

PSHE/citizenship lesson plans: ‘I am somebody’ Studying Street Child United enables pupils to learn that we are all somebody , and that we all deserve basic rights to be met. By working with governments and within the law, individuals and organisations can inspire change. We have made one-off lesson plans for Key Stages 1-4 around the theme

‘I am


‘I am somebody’ is Street Child United’s tagline. To understand the inspiration behind this, see:, a call and response poem with American Civil Rights activist Jesse Jackson. Every child matters and is important no matter where they were born or what circumstances they find themselves in. Each lesson lasts around 45 minutes and approaches this topic in an age-appropriate way. As mentioned before, we encourage a ‘pick and mix’ approach to these resources, taken by teaching staff who know their particular students best. It might be, for example, that elements of a lesson from another Key Stage will suit your students.


Key Stage 1 PSHE plan

Learning objective

Starter (10 minutes)

Activity (25 minutes)

Plenary (10 minutes)


To understand that every child is ‘somebody’, whether rich or poor

Watch Sesame Street – ‘I am Somebody’ chant (see PowerPoint for link).

First we will think about the way we have a lot of things that these children don’t have.

Pupils have a chance to walk around, to look at everyone’s work. Take photographs so that you have a record for a PSHE display.

Computer to show class the video

What does it mean when we say ‘I am somebody’? ‘Being somebody’ means being important and being loved as we are. Show photograph of streetconnected children with cricket bats. Explain that some children from around the world are visiting London in May. They might look different, speak different languages, and they might be poor, but they deserve love and respect just like us – because we are all ‘somebody’.

Brainstorm things that make pupils feel happy and safe.

Explain that a lot of the children Who looks after visiting London you? Where do in May will not you sleep? What have some of is your favourite these things. We toy? are going to take part in the Jesse Could also Jackson chant, mention holidays imagining we are and hobbies. these children. Pupils then draw these things that they are grateful that they have. This could be done outside with playground chalk. Take notes on paper during the discussion to prompt pupils outside.

Lead a ‘repeat after me’ song in the style of the Jesse Jackson video based on the pupils’ drawings. “I may not have [insert what child has drawn], but I am somebody!” E.g. “I may not have a warm bed, but I am somebody!”

Paper for teachers’ notes during class discussion (to then take outside to prompt pupils) Drawing resources (e.g. playground chalk) Camera (to take photographs of the drawings for a PSHE display/to share with us!


Key Stage 2 PSHE plan

Learning objective To understand that we are all ‘somebody’ in our similarities and differences

Starter (15 minutes) Watch ‘I am somebody’ music video (see PowerPoint).

Activity (20 minutes) Children all draw around their hands on card and cut them out.

Pupils note down what they have in common with the street-connected children and what is different. Then discuss.

On one side of the hand, they write/illustrate the things that are different when comparing themselves to street-connected young people.

E.g. Possible similarities: we all deserve human rights e.g. home/education, love of sport, playing outside, friends, aspirations, being football fans, training/being in a team/football kit

But ‘on the other hand’, there are a lot of things they share. On the other side of the hand, they write/illustrate these.

Plenary (10 minutes) Which of these differences are neutral (e.g. different race)? Which are completely unacceptable (e.g. lack of shelter)? The things we all deserve are called ‘human rights’.

Resources Computer to show video Card Scissors Coloured pencils Pens String or Blutac to display Camera to take photographs to share with us!

Pupils put a circle around differences they feel are a violation of human rights.

Possible differences: lack of shelter, different languages/races, lack of rights experienced by street-connected children, family differences Keep a record of these on the board.


Key Stage 3 PSHE/Citizenship plan

Learning objective To understand that because we are ‘somebody’, we all have certain rights

Starter (10 minutes) Can you name some things all humans need? Watch the video about Crystal (see PowerPoint). Which human rights did she not experience as a child? What has changed now? Introduce the idea that the things humans have to have are called ‘human rights’. The things all children should have are included in a document called the ‘United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child’.

Activity (20 minutes) Distribute the 5 rights. These can be found in a Word document on the Google Drive. If pupils had the power, which of these rights would they grant to all street-connected children and why? Order in terms of priority. (In fact, all are very important so there is not really one correct answer to this!) Alternatively, split class into 5 groups and each group must argue for one right as the most significant.

If there’s time, look at the rest of the Look at 5 ‘United Nations examples from Convention on the UN Convention Rights of the Child’ on the Rights of on the board (on the Child. Discuss Google Drive, or a how Crystal link is on the did/did not PowerPoint). Which experience these other rights do the as a child and pupils think are what has changed particularly now. important, and why?

Plenary (15 minutes) Black-andwhite rights: if something is black-andwhite, it is absolute and clear-cut. Pupils each choose the right that they most strongly feel should be experienced by all children. They make a black-andwhite illustration on their tile with words and/or illustrations to do with their chosen right.

Resources Computer for playing the videos KS3 rights to sort (see Google Drive) UN rights of the child in childfriendly language (see Google Drive) Black pens (handwriting pens ideally) Small squares of white paper Black backing paper on which to display Camera to show us your mosaic masterpieces!

Put the class’s bits of paper together on a black background to create a mosaic effect for a display.


Key Stage 4 PSHE/Citizenship plan

Learning objective To understand how Street Child United uses education, sports and the media to promote human rights

Starter (10 minutes) Watch the video about the Rio Resolution (see PowerPoint). Discuss whether Street Child United is all about sport. Show how education, sports and the media all have a role to play in amplifying voices. Benefits of sport – boosting confidence/belief that they are somebody; being noticed for something positive; part of attracting worldwide media attention (media interested in events linked to international sporting events like ICC Cricket World Cup).

Discussion (15 minutes) Watch the video ‘Our Story’ from Moscow 2018 from 4 minutes 57 seconds (see PowerPoint). Discuss impact of Street Child World Cup in Moscow 2018 on media and how media can lead to being heard by governments. Then watch video on how street child alumnus Hepsiba helped change the law – media interest in her win put birth certificates for streetconnected children on the Indian national agenda (see PowerPoint for link).

Plenary (20 minutes) At first it seems as though cricket is the entire aim of the Street Child Cricket World Cup, but on closer inspection, the cricket provides a platform from which streetconnected young people’s voices are amplified. The following craft will illustrate this.

Resources Computer to show videos Paper Pens Scissors Ruler Pencils Hole-punch String

Make origami cricket bats, following PowerPoint video. Once the origami is finished ask the students to punch a hole with a pen or pencil about 1 cm from the top of the ‘handle’. If asked what the Street Child Cricket World Cup is, how would pupils respond? Is it all about cricket? You could set a word limit to make it a challenge. Pupils write definitions on bats. String them up at different heights to make a 3D art display symbolising how from afar, the event just looks like cricket tournament, but upclose it is so much more than a game. 12

Cross-curricular links In addition to these PSHE/Citizenship-based lessons, here are many possible links to be made across the curriculum for both primary and secondary pupils. Here are just some ideas:


– read a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry about homelessness (contact for many suggestions). Incorporating Street Child United into English lessons gives real events, purposes and audiences to motivate pupils in their public speaking, reading and writing.

Art and design

– producing art to welcome our visitors, but also thinking about the way we might ‘paint a different picture’ of youth homelessness through learning more about it. Students could evaluate the work of our partner artists and photographers, including digital artist Tim Vyner and photographer Vicky Roy.


– students could make fact files of participating countries, noting their locations, key features, and similarities and differences with the UK. They could also put together information on their local area in London for our guests.


– you could explore the history of children’s rights and the welfare state in the UK, comparing this to participating countries of the Street Child Cricket World Cup.


– you could use our singing assembly which contains information on this year’s songs, and also look at the links on how drumming was used at past events. Listen to music from the participating countries and think about music as a universal language.

Physical education

– cricket is named in both the primary and secondary curriculums. You could hold a cricket tournament, with the Street20 format of cricket (see fundraising section for more details). There are also opportunities to discuss good sportsmanship – something our girls in Rio improved in hugely during the Street Child World Cup there. Compare 13.48-14.17 (won’t shake hands when they have lost a game), but then 32.00 - 34.13 (when they choose to think positively). See (this is a BBC documentary and other parts contain swearing). As ever, please email








Fundraising in schools We are keen to raise awareness of our campaign over the coming weeks in the lead up to and during Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019. The more schools that get involved, the more we can do in drawing attention to the situations of street-connected children worldwide and ensuring their voices are heard. If your school is willing to fundraise for Street Child United, the charity organising the Street Child Cricket World Cup, then firstly – thank you! We advise you check out our

assemblies and lesson plans

as it is often through hearing about the lives of street-connected young people that pupils are inspired to make a change. The third assembly is specifically about fundraising. We highly recommend (‘The power of football to change lives’) and ‘Street Child Cricket World Cup’) as two short and informative videos to use during fundraising events. The date of your fundraiser might be the last day of term, or one of the days during our World Cup: 30th April – 8th May 2019. Display


in advance and


on the day – please get in touch if you would like resources for these such as the Street Child United and Street Child Cricket World Cup logos.

How to pay in your money to us Pay online with a credit or debit card: Pay by bank transfer: Account name: Street Child United Sort code: 40-07-31 Account number: 62064405 Bank: HSBC SWIFT: MIDLGB2141R IBAN: GB82MIDL40073162064405 Pay by cash or cheque: Arrange for cash to be picked up at your school or send cheques in a sealed envelope to: Street Child United Omnibus Business Centre 39-41 North Road London N7 9DP (Please send us an email to let us know that you’ve paid in, so we know where the money is coming from). You can use JustGiving to set up your own page for fundraising: Please let Laura know if you require any help with this: Thank you for supporting the Street Child Cricket World Cup! 14

Our top 5 fundraising ideas 1. Non-uniform day Pupils wear what they like for the day and pay £2 for the privilege. You could theme the day to link in with the cricket tournament, where each form group or year group could be assigned a country and dress in the colours of their flag. A similar alternative would be a school disco.

2. Street20 cricket tournament The Street Child Cricket World Cup will be played using an innovative form of cricket called “Street20”, developed by our partner The Change Foundation. You could teach Street20 during PE lessons, and then set up a tournament within your school, encouraging each class to enter a team or teams. Teams pay to enter and ask families, other students and colleagues to pay to watch. Each team could represent a different country (they could come dressed in their country colours for the competition). Play music from these countries as people arrive. See if the school can fund the cost of a trophy. A similar alternative might be a football tournament. What is Street20? • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Street20 has been designed to remove many of the barriers to participation. It’s fast moving and exciting, with games completed in 20 minutes. It can be played almost anywhere with no need for expensive facilities (outdoor or indoor). The chances of getting hurt or damaging property are minimal as it is played with a tennis ball covered in tape known as a ‘tapeball’. You do not need expensive equipment to play. As it’s so fast-moving, the game can be played in almost any weather which means it can also be played all year round. Each game lasts a maximum of 20 legal balls per team (5 over of 4 balls each) or until the whole batting team is out. Each match is six-a-side, with an equal number of girls and boys on each team. The last batter in can continue batting on their own until they are out or until their running partner is out or until 20 balls have been bowled. Everyone on the fielding team except the wicket keeper must bowl 1 over (4 balls). All the bowling is from one end. You can’t be out leg before wicket. For more information on the rules and how to incorporate the game into PE lessons, please send an email to

3. Cardboard city An evening spent on the playground without any shelter is a great way of raising money and awareness of the experiences of street-connected children (even if only for an hour). The pupils could be allowed only 1 personal item and we encourage teachers to keep moving them along. Your pupils could be sponsored to take part. A similar event would be accompanying pupils over 12 to our Cambridge sleep-out on Friday 1st March 2019 at 8pm at Abbey Stadium, Cambridge. Register online at and help raise money for Street Child United. 15

4. Hold a talent show Organise and put on a concert or talent show, invite parents and friends to come along and watch, charge an entrance fee for all spectators. Try to get the teachers performing! Similar events would be a music concert or ‘teacher truth or dare’ show (with truths and dares submitted by pupils in advance!)

5. Get baking Make some cakes and host the event after school, during break time or at sporting events. If appropriate, get pupils involved with budgeting for the sale and counting money raised! A similar event could be a ‘bring and buy’ sale. There are lots of other ideas available for schools and individuals on our website: Please email any photographs to and we can make a display of them for our visitors.

Keep in touch! We would love for our relationships with schools to extend beyond the Street Child Cricket World Cup.

Choosing Street Child United as your school’s long-term partner charity would mean that your students would able to play an important role in protecting street-connected children around the world beyond the Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019. Email to discuss a longer-term partnership with Street Child United, and the benefits involved.


How can adults get involved? You may have heard from your child that there’s a World Cup coming to London in 2019 – the Street Child Cricket World Cup! But why should they be the only ones to have fun?! Parents and guardians, we need you!

Attend Come along to the Street Child Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s on Tuesday 7th May 2019, 10:30-15:00. Register for entry at

Welcome Make banners and flags to bring to the games. Write messages of support to our visitors and post them to us at: Street Child United O m nibus Business Centre 39-41 North Road London N7 9DP

Practise the official songs of the Street Child Cricket World Cup,

‘I am somebody’

and ‘One Heart Beating’ , by visiting and This will mean you or your child can join in on the big day!

Learn website: and head to Street Child United’s YouTube channel. Adults might enjoy watching a documentary the BBC made about See our

Team England’s experience in our event last year, the Street Child World Cup in 2014 in Rio de Janeiro:

Fundraise For ideas on how to fundraise as an individual or in the workplace, head to

Volunteer Applications to volunteer at the Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019 are now open. Head to our website to learn more: This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help welcome streetconnected children from across the world to Cambridge and London.

Got questions? Email our Education Coordinator, Laura:


Thank you for supporting Street Child United!

Please stay in touch – let us know what you’re doing, or contact us for support: Street Child United Registered Charity no. 1144951 Omnibus Business Centre, 39-41 North Road, London N7 9DP for general matters for matters relating to this pack for more information


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Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019 Schools' Pack  

The Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019 Schools' Pack includes educational materials to enable teachers to help their students learn about t...

Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019 Schools' Pack  

The Street Child Cricket World Cup 2019 Schools' Pack includes educational materials to enable teachers to help their students learn about t...