Big School Bell Campaign

    Press/Media: Research



    Rites for Girls organised a nation-wide campaign to mark school transitions for children/young people who had missed a formal celebration of rites of passage due to COVID-19.


    Period24 Jul 2020

    Media contributions


    Media contributions

    • Title
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletWalesonline
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      DescriptionProfessor Divya Jindal-Snape, director of transformative change at Dundee University, said: "For those who are going to start or leave secondary school, Covid-19 has meant that they did not experience the eagerly awaited graduation ceremony and leavers’ ball.

      "We don’t want to let their transitions go unnoticed. A collective country-wide celebration in the form of the Big School Bell is a wonderful way of celebrating their transitions. It will provide them some closure after, what have been, very trying circumstances over the last few months.”

      The campaign seeks to create a single moment of national recognition on Friday 24 July – which is the last day of school anywhere in the country. At 4pm a school bell – available at – will ring out across the nation to mark this critical milestone.

      After the bell has chimed an ‘end of year message’ will be delivered by TV host and The Maths Factor creator, Carol Vorderman, to mark the occasion.
      PersonsDivya Jindal-Snape


    TitleThe Big School Bell
    Period20 Jul 2020 → 24 Jul 2020


    • Transitions
    • School