Did your school celebrate International Mud Day (29 June) this year?
The idea was born in in 2009 at the World Forum for Early Childhood Care and Education in Belfast, Ireland.
Since then, says Tara Hild of the World Forum Foundation (WFF), “Educators, children and families across the globe to celebrate International Mud Day (IMD) on 29 June each year, using… mud as the unifying element.”
“[This] conveys the lasting impact Mud Day can have; [it speaks to] messages of freedom, creativity, exuberant play, community advocacy and the importance for our world’s children to connect to the Earth and to each other.”
This year, the WFF encouraged people around the world to incorporate fundraising efforts into their celebrations. Recent earthquakes have destroyed schools and deeply impacted the well-being of children in Nepal. On 29 June 2015, the WWF global community celebrated IMD as an opportunity to support the families and communities in Nepal in their relief and rehabilitation efforts, as well as a global day of nature play.
Category: Spring 2015