Get involved with Comic Relief using these lesson ideas, assemblies and creative activities
This year, Friday 24 March is the day on which thousands of students and teachers up and down the country don the famous red nose and turn their attention to a variety of (often bizarre!) fundraising activities. We’ve selected a few of Red Nose Day’s official resources, to help you to capture the energy and explain the significance of Comic Relief's charity work in the UK and around the globe.
- Exploring families and communities
Prompted by photographs of a young girl's life in Sierra Leone, encourage your class to discuss the similarities and differences between families and communities in other parts of the world.
- Haja's story listening cards
Develop young learners listening skills by engaging them with this eye-opening poem before encouraging them to express their feelings using the accompanying art activities.
- Water fun
Inspired by one girl's love for playing with water, this wet activity lets pupils investigate everyday objects while playing co-operatively with their peers.
- Overview assembly
Help learners to understand the importance of Red Nose Day using this comprehensive assembly, which looks at how the charity has supported a 12-year-old boy in Sierra Leone.
- KS1 and KS2 topic map
Bring the spirit of Red Nose Day into every lesson with help from these cross-curricular suggestions, including creative writing tasks and dance activities.
- ‘Put a nose on it’ audio and lyrics
Sing out loud, tap your feet and raise the roof with this catchy tune, filled with ideas for raising money and making others laugh, all in the name of charity.
- Introductory assembly
Get your students thinking about charity work, the difference it can make and what they can do as individuals with this informative overview.
- Tutor time investigations
Find out more about the Ebola outbreak from the perspective of a young boy with these thought-provoking activities, designed to spark discussion and debate.
- Cheesecake recipe
A day of fundraising wouldn’t be complete without a bake sale and this easy-to-follow recipe creates a tasty bake that both students and staff will love.
Check out more of Red Nose Day’s official resources for early years, primary and secondary classes.