Until 2012 girls at Walford Anglican School for Girls in Adelaide wore brown lace-up school shoes, paired with camel coloured knee socks in summer, and grey knee socks or tights in winter. They now wear black shoes instead.
The girls donated their now unneeded brown school shoes to students in Africa.
April 8, 2013
Walford School sends dozens of old brown school shoes to Africa through The Butterfly Movement charity
JOHN STOKES EASTERN COURIER MESSENGER
Black is the new black at Walford School.
The Hyde Park college last year broke with 120 years of tradition to change its school uniform shoe colour from brown to black.
Students donated about 300 pairs of brown shoes to The Butterfly Movement charity last month.
Year 9 student Kate, 14, of Millswood, was pleased to hand over her old footwear to be sent to disadvantaged African families.
“It’s a good feeling because you’re giving people in Africa an opportunity to wear shoes that they wouldn’t have had before,” Kate said.
“I couldn’t imagine not having any shoes to wear.
“I hope they are happy and they’re useful for them.”
Year 9 student Alexia said it was important for the school to get behind the cause.
“Some of those people have never even worn shoes before,” the Unley resident said.
“The shoes wouldn’t have come to much use otherwise.”
The Butterfly Movement was founded in 2011 by Dalice Kennedy.
It has since donated about 70,000 pairs of shoes to people in need.
The Walford uniform shop advertised their surplus stock to the girls of nearby Kildare College Holden Hill, who were still required to wear brown lace up school shoes.
27 July 2012
Brown School Shoe Sale
Walford school are changing from brown shoes to black shoes. Their uniform shop has new brown shoes in stock that they wish to sell for $50 per pair. This price is nearly half the ‘wholesale’ cost of buying a pair of new shoes. The brand of the shoes is ‘Footwear Plus’, made locally in South Australia.
Sizes available of Lace Up Brown Shoes: 2 x Size 12 Child, 1 x Size 13 Child, 2 x Size 2 Adult, 1 x Size 4 Adult, 1 x Size 5 Adult, 2 x Size 6 Adult, 1 x Size 10 Adult , 1 x Size 12 Adult.