The Life Channel: Sustainable life

Uniting communities

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Fundraising Options

There are plenty of ways you can raise funds to offset your schools' carbon emissions. Why not use one of our ideas, or you could come up with something new! (A fundraising poster is available to download below) :

Community Art Wall
Involving students, parents, school partners and local businesses throughout the community, an Art Wall would help improve awareness of sustainability in your local area. The wall within the school would host a collection of small blank tiles available to purchase, helping to raise funds. The purchaser would be tasked with designing the tile on the theme of sustainability, which would then be fixed to the wall (we advise schools that no corporate branding should be allowed).

Sustainability Film Project and 'Premiere'
As part of an in-school project, students could be tasked with creating short films on sustainability. Lasting approximately 1-2 minutes, students would create a plan, a voice over script and a storyboard before going out to produce their film. Once produced, the school could hold a 'Premiere', with admittance fee or donation optional for parents. After the event, the school could also feature the films across The Life Channel screens.

Children's Art Exhibition
Themed on sustainability, students could be tasked with producing a painting, collage or installation. To raise funds, the top ten art pieces could be presented in an exhibition, whether in the school or in a local gallery, and auctioned to parents or community members.

Alternatively, why not try one of the following activities?

...Alternative Uniform Day, Auction (live or on Ebay), Antiques Fair, Arts and Crafts Day, BBQ, Bag Packing at supermarkets, Bike Race, Bad Hair/Tie Day, Baked Bean Bath, Battle of the Bands, Bouncy Castle, Bring and Buy Sale, Cabaret Show, Cake Icing Competition, Cake Sale, Car Boot Sale, Car Wash, Carol Singing, Cookery Contest, Concert, Dance Marathon, Disco, Dress Down Day, Egg-and-Spoon Race, Eighties Night or Eurovision Song Contest?

Or why not one of these?

...Face-Painting, Fashion Show, Food Hamper Raffle, Fancy Dress Party, Football Tournament, Guess-The-Baby-Photo Comp, Hockey Dribble-a-thon, Inter-Class or School Quiz, Jumble Sale, Karaoke Night, Lollipop Hunt, Midsummer Masked Ball, Orienteering Race, Origami Competition, Panel Games, Penny Tower Competition, Plate Painting, Read-a-thon, School Play, Silent Meal, Speed-Chess Competition, Silly Games Afternoon, Sports Day, Student-Teacher Olympics, Theme Days, Tombola, Top of the Pops Show, Treasure Hunt, TV-Free Day or Variety Show?

Whatever you decide to do, the funds raised by your students will help support the environment and instill greater awareness and interest in leading a greener, healthier life. To support your efforts, a poster to help monitor funds raised is available to download below.