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If you are a teacher or principal and would like to register your school, then please click through on the “Register Your School” icon. It’s very simple!
If you are a student or parent of a school and would like your school to participate in Socktober or hold a Socktober Mission Day and learn lots about mission during World Mission Month, then talk to your teacher or have them email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comprehensive Socktober resources for teachers can be found if you click on ‘Resources’. You can find out about how to run Socktober or a Socktober Mission Day at your school, with ‘head’, ‘heart’, and ‘hands’ at the centre of the experience for students. Additional support and resources are provided once you have registered your school.
To register click on 'Register School/Club' and we will arrange for your local Socktober representative to contact you to provide all the support you need.
Schools Resources – have a browse through Catholic Mission’s comprehensive schools resources here, worksheets for teachers (or parents to share with their children), liturgy, videos to share with teachers, parents and families and learn more about the 360 virtual reality and the people of Ghana.
All the details of what you need are found on the the “How to Play” Resource which is found on the 'How to Run Socktober' page. Alternatively please email email@example.com.
The lead-up to Socktober can be as detailed as time permits and includes the making of Sockballs, engaging children in discussion on Ghana and developing world issues.
On your Socktober day, the penalty shootout takes around 30 minutes per round of 25 students (approx. 1 class). Socktober briefing and debriefing resources are provided to enrich the experience for children.
Your Socktober Mission Day can be anywhere from a half-day to a full day and can include our other exciting engagement for students – including a 360 degree virtual reality experience, #shoestories where students share their own stories of mission and faith, and a ‘Have and Have Nots’ workshop with a soccer theme. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on Socktober Mission Days.
Socktober is generally held during World Mission Month in October, however, anytime in September and through to November will work well. In fact, some schools are organising outside of October, to coincide with reflection days.
We recommend Socktober for Years 7 and 8, and a Socktober Mission Day experience is excellent for all primary school students. Click on 'About Socktober' to hear the firsthand experience of teachers and parents.
The registration process is very simple with a three-step process. You may choose to use your child’s first name or Initials. Click on 'Register Child' and follow the prompts.
A Mission Day is a great way to engage your students in a holistic understanding of mission in an interactive and engaging way. Catholic Mission’s schools engagement specifically focuses on ‘head’, ‘heart’ and ‘hands’. This includes our 360 virtual reality experience, #shoestories and of course Socktober where children learn to make a recycled ‘Sockball’ as if they were sitting alongside a friend from a developing country and then shoot goals in a unique way of bringing mission to life in your school.
Several schools participating in Socktober are utilising the initiative as part of their mission curriculum engaging students in an interactive way. Some Catholic Mission offices are also able to compliment your curriculum with mission workshops for students, which can also be held during Mission Day. For further information please email email@example.com.
Schools Resources – have a browse through Catholic Mission’s comprehensive World Mission Month schools resources here – developed by our mission formation team. The resources are specifically formulated for use in classrooms (or at home) with liturgy and prayers providing a holistic understanding of mission for teachers, students and parents alike.