Why Share a Pencil?
Millions of children all over the world who do not have access to education or lack the basic tools they need for learning. Sometimes large groups of children have to share exercise books, paper and even pencils and pens.
Share a Pencil Day is about learning, it’s about engaging children and teachers in the UK to help everyone understand a little more about the difficulties faced elsewhere.
During one lesson on the day children are asked to share one pencil between two to better understand what school is like when you lack the resources we take for granted.