Is your school up for the twinning challenge?

Pupils all over the UK are baking, sleeping, playing and paying their way to twinning success.

Many are holding a Blue for the Loo Day and encouraging pupils to pay £1 or £2 to come dressed in blue as a non-uniform fundraiser.

Check out all our resources that have been created just for schools – including a film about a schoolgirl in Uganda.

Bridget is 14 years old. Her dad is a banana farmer. Bridget wants to be a nurse – and thanks to a brand new toilet block in her school, she is continuing her education.

Many girls like Bridget drop out of school when they reach their teenage years. Their parents don’t like them going to a school without decent sanitation facilities and prefer to have them at home. Bridget says, ‘The old toilets were really smelly and made you retch during the rainy season.’

In the first three months after the new toilet block was built, 65 girls re-enrolled.

We’d love for your school to be inspired by the story of Bridget, and get involved.

You could twin your school toilets with household latrines in a number of countries, or twin with a school block.

Dates for your diary

22 March: World Water Day
11 October: International Day of the Girl Child
19 November: World Toilet Day

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Wearhead Primary

Eighteen pupils at the tiny Wearhead Primary in Co Durham raised £420 by making handicrafts, selling their toys and doing a sponsored walk.

Loreto Sixth Form College

Loreto Sixth Form College in Manchester had three year-long fundraising pushes, and twinned more than 150 loos.