What do you have planned for Red Nose Day 2017?
On Friday the 24th March, Red Nose Day will be taking place across the UK. This day takes place once every two years and urges people to get together and do something funny to raise money at home, school and at work. The money raised during Red Nose Day is used by Comic Relief to improve the lives of people living tough lives across the UK and Africa.
This year, the main issues that Red Nose Day will be focusing on is fighting Malaria and domestic violence. Did you know that Malaria kills over 250,000 children under five each year in Africa? Did you also know that the police receive, on average, over 100 calls relating to domestic violence every hour? These shocking statistics are just why Comic Relief and Red Nose Day need your school’s support to allow them to carry on saving countless lives and provide support to those who need it the most.
So, whether you are a nursery, primary school or secondary school located in the Worcestershire area, we’d love to hear what you have planned to raise money this Red Nose Day.
If you are still struggling for fundraising ideas, the Red Nose Day website has listed a number of great ideas and also has a range of resources available to help your school. Check out the range of resources and ideas below:
Member Felicity Robinson from Landscapes Naturally, has suggested two great ideas for how your school can get your students involved in Red Nose Day, whilst getting them involved in their environment through gardening activities:
“My suggestion is that one class of children in a school does a gardening activity linked to red nose day. They could make and wear Red Nose Poppies, which can be easily made by adding red paper petals and black centres to their red noses. On the day they can also sow seeds of the common bright red corn poppy into rough ground. A light free draining poor soil is best to plant these seeds in. I have also seen poppies in wild flower mixes do well in large pots in schools, however your school must remember to water the pots! These Poppy Pots could be labelled and decorated with red nose scarecrows. This gardening activity will also be helping our beneficial pollinating insects too!”
Let’s all get raising money this Red Nose Day to help those less fortunate than us across the UK and Africa!