Schools Fundraising


Schools Fundraising

A-Z fundraising ideas for schools
There are many ways your school can help raise money for Histio UK. We have created a helpful A-Z of interesting fundraising ideas to get you started.

Art with a heart – use pupils’ artwork and turn it into fundraising products for parents to purchase Perfect as gifts around Mother’s Day and Father’s Day
Art Attack – run an arty competition for pupils to create artwork based around a fun theme
After school party

Bring and buy sale
Book sale
Battle of the bands – Great fun for everyone. Ask older pupils to lead on organising the event
Business Supplies

Cake sale
Carol singing – We can supply you with all the collection tins you need
Coin trail – ask every pupil to bring in spare change, lay them all out in a trail and see how far around the school you can get
Car wash – get the sponges out and get the whole school involved in washing parents’ cars. Perhaps best as a Summer term activity
Caption completion

Disco – sell tickets and encourage your pupils to get their dancing shoes on
Design and sell items depending on the time of year – calendars, Christmas cards, Mother/Father’s day cards, or Easter cards are all great ideas
Disney day – a magical twist to your usual mufti day. Ask pupils to pay a set donation to dress up as their favorite Disney character for the day

Easter egg hunt – Hide chocolate treats around the school and set hints and clues for pupils
Easter egg decorating – ask pupils to paint and decorate eggs for parents to purchase
Egg & Spoon Race

Fancy dress – ask all the pupils (and teachers too) to dress up as their favourite character for a day and pay £1 for the privilege
Fun day – take a few fun ideas from this list and run an all day event
Fashion show – This might be something your older pupils might like to run themselves (with your guidance of course)
Fun run

Guess the number – this could be everything from buttons in a jar to ping pong balls in a bucket – charge 20p, 50p or £1 to enter depending on the prize
Games day – Let pupils bring in toys and games to play with on the last day of term and ask for a donation in return
Garden Open your school GARDEN IF YOU HAVE ONE!,

Halloween – party/fancy dress/quiz – anything ‘scary-themed’
Histio Hatters – Is an annual event held during Histio Awareness Month of September or you may hold your own Histio Hatters day at any time!
Download lesson plan.

It’s A Knockout – embrace some 70s TV nostalgia and set up your own wet and wacky obstacle course
Indoor Games

Jumble sale – Ask pupils to bring in one toy, book or item each and hold a jumble sale. You could also hold a cake sale at the same time to raise even more
Jokes – Ask each pupil to bring in their favourite joke and a £1 or £2 donation and hold a class or assembly dedicated to joke telling

Keep Quiet Day!

Lunch Celebrations :
Lunch – why not choose a theme with your class or invite a chef from a local restaurant to cook and the pupils make a set donation for this extra special scrumptious treat
Anything on Toast! Cheesy eh!

Mufti day – tried, tested, and loved by pupils everywhere! Ask pupils to pay a set donation (£1 or £2 each) to wear their own clothes to school
Magic show – Invite a magician to the school or ask budding magicians in your school to get together and hold a magic show
Music show/concert/practice – This could be an existing concert, asking musical pupils to play in a gig or getting sponsored to practice their musical instruments.
Make Over Day

Non uniform day
Numbers Day

Olympics themed fun day – get excited about the Olympics all over again by holding your own version – you could even split pupils into teams and give them names of countries
Opera in the Playground

Pop Star Day
Picnic In the Park,
Pantomime – whether this is a new thing for your school or you’re pantomime experts,
Pyjama day – Ideal for nurseries and younger pupils but fun for everyone, ask pupils to come to school in their favourite pyjamas with a donation in hand
Poets corner – run a writing competition for all of those budding poets in you school
Pottery Day

Quit Sweets Day,
Quizzes – This works well run by teacher for pupils, by older pupils for younger classes, or even pupils setting quizzes for parents after school. Source prizes from local business and get quizzing

Raffle – Exactly what it says on the tin – you could source prizes from local businesses and/or parents and sell tickets
Reading Day bring your favorite Book
Recycling – and send to : Or
Rugby tournament
Business Supplies

Show Time – This is an annual UK wide fundrasing event where everyone of any age can show off their talents.

It is easy and fun to take part in what ever your talent:
Act,Cook,Dance,play an Instrument,Recite Poetry,Sing,Jest or Juggle.
The Floor is yours!!

Shush day- challenge pupils to stay quiet
Sponsored – Walk, swim, run, sing, dance, skip, or sit in a bath of beans – and ask for sponsorship while doing so
Sports day – Tie in your fundraiser with an existing sports day to make it as easy as possible.
Sponge throw! – Ask pupils to donate in return for getting to launch soapy sponges at you and your fellow teachers. Best done on a sunny day
Stamps – One of the UK’s largest stamp recyclers will buy recycled stamps from you and fundraise for us! Whether you are an old hand at stamp recycling or if you want to make it a new opportunity, it offers you a great way to help boost our funds. They offer free envelopes:

Teddy Bear’s Picnic,
Tango Lesson
Tea and Toast Day,
Tea @Threeeee,
Talent contest – Do you have a pupil who thinks they are the next pop star? Hold a talent contest for them to showcase their skills! You could make it TV show style by nominating judges to pick the winners

Treasure hunt – Put together a treasure hunt, split pupils into pairs or teams and let the detective work begin! Ask a local business to donate a prize for the winning pair/team, and set a suggested donation amount for entering

Under the duvet day a sponsored Sleep lesson!!
Uniform day for teachers

VE Day a 40’s Theme Day

Wear Colour for Histio Month,
Who dunnit
Walk the Walk
Wigs only Day ,

Xtreme Sports!
X-Factor singing competition
Xmas card recycling

Yoyo & Hula Hoop day

Zzzzz’s you must be tired by now!
Hold a sponsored sleepover at school. To make this event even bigger you could join up with other local schools and hold one big sleepover

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Lesson plans

Histio UK has put a number of resources together for your school.
Download curriculum-linked lesson plans with links to Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4 and first, second, third and fourth level of the Curriculum of Excellence in Scotland.
You will also find template assembly presentations suitable for primary school and secondary schools to help you teach your pupils about Histio UK

Downloadable school resources
Histio UK curriculum chart links
Histio UK What is a charity lesson plan – Under 11 years & 11-16 years
Histio UK Show Time – KS2
Histio UK Practice the moves-Histio on the move – KS2
Histio UK Assembly plan presentation
Histio UK Histio Hatters Day lesson plan – hat making templates

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