Has anyone else been asked to introduce the 'shoe project' to their school? It involves buying every child in the school a pair of white canvas pump in the average size for a year 6 pupil (roughly 300 children in my school) and using them to show a journey as they progress through the school. Each year the classes produce work relating to shoes (can be cross curricular eg geography/history/art) but focusing on the role/symbolism in faith and community groups- these are stored in the shoebox or decoration can be added to the pumps to represent the area studied to be revisited at the end of year 6. I'm desperately seeking enthusiasm for this project as I'm not sure it can work! Firstly, we have no money, how can we justify buying so many shoes? Second, where are they going to be stored? 30 shoe boxes per class take a lot of space. Third, how can I motivate the other teachers to actually take part in the project when it sounds so impractical? Please help!