Join in the fun

7th May 2004 at 01:00
Sport Relief has taken the bother out of thinking up creative fundraising ideas with suggestions that will exercise the brain, body and wallet.

Jonathan Smith, education manager at Comic Relief, says: "This is a great opportunity for teachers and pupils to do something outdoors and active together, show off their sports knowledge and raise some much needed money."

Move a mile

Sport Relief '04 is all about "Go The Extra Mile" so the mile-themed fundraising ideas will really drive the message home. Get sponsored to "move a mile" any which way you like. You could try skateboarding, hopping, running or even cartwheeling through an obstacle course.

Go the extra smile

Students get sponsored to see how long they can smile during the school day.

A Question of Sport quiz

Are you cheekier than jockey Frankie Dettori? Do you have a sporting brain to challenge television presenter Ally McCoist? Find out how you and your pupils compare by holding your own A Question of Sport quiz and charge an entry fee. Ready-made questions written by the creators of the show are available by visiting www.sportrelief.comschoolsquestionofsport

Football fever

With Euro 2004 bang in the middle of the Sport Relief campaign, the country will be going football crazy, so organise a Euro 2004 five-a-side competition with teams getting sponsored or paying an entrance fee. If you're feeling really lively, organise an inter-staff competition, too.

You could also put up the Euro 2004 sweepstake poster in your staffroom and take your pick. Each poster raises pound;16 for Sport Relief straight away. Or how about a sponsored penalty shoot-out with the head of PE versus the headteacher?

Freestyle dancing

Get sponsored individually or as part of a team to dance continually in different styles of dance - break-dancing, ballet, disco, Indian, Irish, Scottish, and yes, even Morris. Money can be raised by holding a dance performance for friends, the class or the whole school.

Walking bus

Organise a "walking bus" to encourage pupils to walk to school for a day.

Money saved on travel fares and petrol could be donated to the Sport Relief fund. Details on how to organise a walking bus are available through the website

Wimbledon party

During the 2002 Fifa World Cup schools were opening their halls and gyms early in the day for pupils and staff to watch World Cup matches as they were being played live in Japan and South Korea. Why not do this for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships or any of the other big sporting events this summer? Pupils, staff and parents could pay a small entry fee to cheer on their favourite sports star.

Superstar teachers

Which teacher is the all-round sports star? Which student is top of the tree? Hold your own version of Superstars to find out. Visit the Sport Relief website for inspiration.

Pool your resources

Turn your swimming lessons into a feast of fundraising by holding sponsored events. For ideas and advice from the experts at Speedo go to www.sportrelief.comswimming.

* Visit www.sportrelief.comschools for more fundraising suggestions

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