Teacher makes appeal after students go without shoes and coats at school

Just some months into his new job as a head of yr at a excessive school in Gorton, Kemoy Walker observed one thing very worrying concerning the students.

Whereas out on the playground in the course of the chilly winter months he noticed that a number of kids didn’t have coats.

And just lately he noticed a worrying pattern of students coming to school with tattered trainers or shoes saying that their mother and father couldn’t afford new ones.

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With the assistance of the web, Kemoy was in a position to assist his students.

Again in November, he posted a call-out for assistance on Twitter asking for anyone within the Manchester space to supply coats and jackets for his students.

Earlier this month he took to social media once more, calling for folks to assist with offering school shoes for teenagers at the excessive school.

Each occasions he was taken again by the response.

Chatting with the MEN he stated: “Around winter time I realised that there was a lot of kids without coats,

“I asked them why don’t you have any? and they said their parents couldn’t afford them.

“I was thinking one or two people would get back to me if I tweeted something so I posted on the night at around 8/9 and just left it there.

“When I woke up I could not believe the amount of times it was retweeted and liked.

“Within that month we replenished a lot of people with coats.”

Some donations to St Peter students
Some donations to St Peter students

He continued: “It first started with the coats, and the shoes only came about three weeks ago,

“The headteacher pulled over a couple of kids with no shoes,

“They were coming in with trainers or shoes that were beaten down, the question was always ‘where are your school shoes?’ and the answer was always the same, ‘my mother can’t afford some at the moment.’

“That’s when I put the message out asking for anybody with spare black shoes.

“Again, I only expected a few people to reply but, oh my god I was so overwhelmed.”

Kemoy became the head of year 7 back in September
Kemoy turned the pinnacle of yr 7 again in September

Kemoy says he is been rushed off his toes because the appeal the school now have a short lived uniform cabinet the place they retailer any donations for teenagers in want.

One of many individuals who noticed Kemoy’s tweets was Shaun, a member of a web based motion known as ‘take back democracy’.

After being alerted to Kemoy’s tweet the daddy of three from Norfolk arrange a GoFundMe and used the cash raised to purchase 60 pairs of shoes that he personally delivered to the school.

Shaun stated: “It just resonated with me because I was like ‘wow people can’t afford to put shoes on their kids feet.’

“I got in touch with Kemoy and said I’m going to try and raise some funds.

“I’m a parent myself which is another reason why it resonated with me, I’m not flush, but I couldn’t imagine being in a position where I can’t put shoes on my kid’s feet.”

A student with some new shoes
A pupil with some new shoes

Kemoy, 31, turned a head of yr at St Peter’s RC Excessive School in September says the appeals have introduced him again to his days as a youth employee in Moss Aspect.

Kemoy says the work he has finished has had a constructive impression on not simply the youngsters, but additionally his colleagues.

He stated: “A teacher is there to teach, and they don’t have time to get into the pastoral side of things.

“When you give them stories like this, it opens the teachers eyes to a different side of a kid’s life.

“It’ so important to educate our teachers and we’re doing that.

“Being a youth worker in Moss Side for 16/17 years we see depravation all the time.

“So working in a school I’ve already got that experienced mindset and it rubs off onto other people who see that and say ‘wow, I really want to do what Kemoy is doing because it really makes a difference.”

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