World Smile Day - 6th October 2023

World Smile Day® is Coming! 

This year Brownhills Ormiston Academy will be raising money for the smile Trian during world Smile day. Smile Train works with local medical partners around the world to bring free cleft treatments and lifesaving care to children in need 365 days a year. for more information on Clefts and the work the charity do click her What Are Clefts? | Smile Train

student’s will be able to purchase charity wrist bands for £1, take part in charity sponsorship or make a small charity donation doesn’t matter how small every penny counts. 

As is well known by now throughout the world Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts created the smiley face in 1963. That image went on to become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet. As the years passed Harvey Ball became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol, and how its original meaning and intent had become lost in the constant repetition of the marketplace.  Out of that concern came his idea for World Smile Day®. He thought that we, all of us, should devote one day each year to smiles and kind acts throughout the world.  The smiley face knows no politics, no geography and no religion.  Harvey’s idea was that for at least one day each year, neither should we.  He declared that the first Friday in October each year would henceforth be World Smile Day