As mentioned in our launch event, this challenge is designed to be as child-led as possible in order for them to maximise the skills and experience they have during this challenge.
I completely understand that this can feel a little alien to parents and you want to support them in their efforts which is fantastic! With this in mind, please do encourage them to ask me for clarification or support with their group if they need it so that they can develop their communication and organisational skills.
Also, please do not feel the need to add any of your own money to your child's pot! They have their seed money for initial investment. I do understand that some parents do not mind lending a few extra pounds for materials which is fine as long as they are repaid from any earnings the group make! Please do not feel the need to just donate money to help them out- encourage the children to earn it as it really stimulates our young entrepreneurs!
All of this being said, I am here if you would like to discuss anything further and my door is always open.
The challenge involves a mix of school-based and out-of-school fundraising opportunities.
What events can you expect your child to take part in at school?
Typically, the first school-based event is a Christmas Fair where each group will run a stall. In addition to this, each group will have a playground slot over the year where they can run a stall during pick-up time. This year, these slots will be spread out over the school year so there is not too much fundraising going on at once for our school community.
Other than this, the children can fund raise as much or as little as they would like to outside of school but all activities must be supervised by at least one adult.
Examples of fundraising outside of school
In previous years, pupils have completed a range of fundraising activities outside of school:
- Sponsored bike rides
- Leaf raking and collecting in their local neighbourhood in the Autumn
- Bake sales
- Neighbourhood car wash
- Car boot sales
- Selling crafts
- Selling Christmas decorations at local Christmas Fairs
and much more!