Hold an 'African Footy' tournament!
These sheets give step-by-step instructions to help your pupils make these ‘recycled’ footballs - just like thousands of children in African countries. It’s a great activity to link to a recycling project and can be used to discuss the uses of waste materials in the UK - it’s also a really fun thing to do with your class!
Build up an acacia tree over Lent and learn about life in Africa
A great resource for Lent, these sheets help make a fantastic Lenten Tree (like a Jesse Tree) that will create a colourful wall display. During Lent, your children will learn about life in African countries as illustrations are added to the acacia tree, and be encouraged to do something different at home or school (such as helping with the washing up at home or walking to school). At the same time, why not invite pupils to help children in families that are less fortunate? By raising £40 or more, your class can provide a ‘Farmer Starter Kit’ to an African farming family.
The file sizes are quite large, so please be patient.
'The Amazing Harvest Rescue' resources
Our new Harvest’ pack is now available! The pack contains a poster, stickers, leaflets, fundraising ideas and lots of resources to download such as a fun assembly play and vegetable headbands. There are also lots of fun ideas of how to have a really great festival at your school, like dressing up as vegetables and creating your own giant Harvest in an assembly. Use our online form to order the pack and downlaod our resources, and find out more about Harvest Festivals on our information page.
Donate to our work in a tangible way
Our online charity gifts shop is a great way for you to solve present buying issues and help families in Africa! It’s where you can donate towards our work through buying alternative gifts - from cows and goats, to keyhole gardens and magic muck! Children also respond really well to virtual gifts and many teachers have asked pupils not to buy them candles and cuddly toys at the end of term, but to buy a Send a Cow gift instead. So, why not view our gifts shop now.
Learn and fundraise in this exciting art project
‘Build an African Farmyard’ is a fundraising and learning resource that’s all about creating a fantastic wall display of an East African farm (it’s perfect for a Harvest topic, but also great all year round). We provide you with the information, ideas and illustrations of the elements on the farm to photocopy, colour in and add textiles to… and your class learn, have fun and raise money - simple!
Become a Family Friend at your school
‘Family Friend’ is a fantastic way to bring the real lives of an African family right into your classroom or staffroom! By giving a minimum of £10 a month, you can become a Family Friend and share a family’s journey out of poverty. We will send you regular updates, letting you know what is happening with the family that we are featuring, learning more about the country of your choice, and seeing the incredible effect that your money has for the family, and others like them. You might find it easier to club together with other staff or classes to do this, and then you can also share the experience together. You can chose to follow a Family in one of three countries - Uganda, Rwanda or Ethiopia.
Find out more about ‘Family Friend’, or call us to ask us about it.
Some fun things for your children to do for Send a Cow
There are all sorts of ways that children support Send a Cow, many of them truly unique! Here are a few pointers to get them going - perhaps they could work in small groups and run their fundraising task as a mini-project. Whatever fundraising they choose to do, it should be great fun!
A whole day learning about and celebrating Africa
A day’s worth of fun activities and ideas for inside and outside the classroom. An Africa day can bring the Global Dimension to the whole school or a whole key stage - educating your pupils about life in different countries. Ideas for Geogrpahy Unit 22 (Passport to the world) are included. Why not book one of our free speakers to come to your school too? Have fun!
Fun ratty lesson and fundraising ideas
You can have lots of fun with this ratty lesson! Cane Rats help to put an end to the hunting of bushmeat in the rainforests of Cameroon by giving families a source of protein and income - removing the need to hunt endangered species such as gorillas and monkeys. The link to the great little animation below can be used to explain the issues involved. The pdf file also includes some interesting fundraising activities if your class want to raise money for our projects, which include Cane Rats in Cameroon.
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