Big Me: Sign up now for free resources

If you’re looking for a unique primary school fundraiser, we’ve got something you’ll love.

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A future vet in her uniform on Big Me day at her school

ActionAid UK

How it works

Pick any day this term. Ask your pupils to dress up as their dream job and bring in £1 for ActionAid. By taking part in ActionAid's primary school fundraiser, you'll be able to use our free resources, such as word searches, to help plan a Big Me lesson and support your class to realise their dreams.

You’ll be joining thousands of pupils across the UK who will be   discovering their aspirations and raising money to help change lives, for good. 

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Where your money goes

Meet Makara. She’s 14 and lives in Cambodia. Makara helps her father with fishing, and they sell the fish they catch and keep some to eat. Recently, Makara has noticed changing weather patterns and she worries that this will result in her family catching less fish and having less money.  

Much of Cambodia is a floodplain and during the monsoon season there is often flooding. Recently factors connected to climate change have contributed to more intense storms, floods, droughts, crop failures and depleted fish stocks.  

For the past five years, ActionAid has been developing a Women’s Champions programme in Cambodia, which supports women to become community leaders. The women receive training in advocacy, campaigning, and organisational skills - and then use these skills to build their community’s resistance to climate change.  

Here are some of the ways the money you raise could make a difference to more girls like Makara:

£23 could plant 100 mangrove trees in a coastal area, protecting communities from future flash floods and soil erosion as well as supporting fishing livelihoods.

£98 can buy a solar-powered pumping machine for a household, providing them with a dependable water source for farming.

£150 could pay for seeds, tools, and 'green skills' training, enabling farmers to grow sustainable, drought-resistant crops.

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Cindy Liu/ActionAid

Contact us

Big Me is perfect for KS1 and KS2. If there’s anything you can’t find or if you need more information, please get in touch by emailing events@actionaid.org or calling 01460 238 000.

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Page updated 24 March 2021