Social distancing and lockdowns during the current Pandemic have affected us in different ways. While most of our schools have re-opened, opportunities to bring groups together for fundraising activities for your school are very limited. One possibility if your are on the School's Parents Association, is to co-ordinate some Sponsorship Activities that Parents, Kids or Families can do from home to raise funds for the school.
While a 5km walk is achievable for most families a 5 km run might take a little bit more preparation so families can choose the activity that is appropriate depending on their age ranges and level of fitness. If it is a family group undertaking the challenge, suggest changing the distance to 2.5km and to make it more fun, include a dress up theme.
This one is mainly for the men in the family! Now is a good time to sport a Beard (or shave one if you've been growing it all summer). If the Dad in the household is up for it, get him to grow or shave a beard and seek sponsorship for the challenge. The kids can enjoy taking photos of the resulting clean or hairy face to prove the challenge has been completed.
The competition standard can be set to suit primary or secondary school students. Groups of different families could group together for this challenge and organise a zoom competition with an entrance /participant fee. Set a date and create a Zoom call and let the spelling fun begin!
Instead of a Table/Pub Quiz, why not organise a School Zoom Quiz. Depending on the size of the school and number of families, it could be scaled to have a Family Zoom Quiz for each year group. Families could pay a participation fee with a prize for the winning family. With a little google searching you'll find lots of great articles on how to organise online quizzes - for example it's better for the quiz master to use a presentation and share there screen so that they can do picture rounds, music rounds etc. Some thought also needs to be given to how you collect the answers but there's lots of great advice and suggestions to be found online
So whatever size your house is, there is always room for a little bit of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Gangsta Granny, or even The Philosopher's Stone.
Provide sponsorship cards to the students and encourage them to seek sponsorship to read a certain amount of books over a term