ActionAid’s Big Me is a dress up day with a difference. This year’s Big Me week is 8th-12th October 2018, helping teachers to celebrate International Day of the Girl on Thursday 11th October.
Sign up today and we’ll send you a free pack of posters, stickers and fundraising ideas, as well as giving you access to our online teaching resources, to help your pupils explore their aspirations. By asking each child to donate £1 to take part, you’ll raise money to help girls around the world create the future they want.
A future vet in her uniform on Big Me day at her school
How it works
Pick any day during Big Me week; Monday 8th — Friday 12th October 2018. 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 this October, will raise money to help change lives, for good.
Sarbari is 13 years old and lives in Narok, Kenya.
ActionAid has worked with Sabari’s community to build a classroom block and is supporting them to fund the building of two new classrooms. Sabari says, “I am doing well in school. I am happy all of the time. I like reading and football.”
At their school, children are taught about the importance of the environment in an area where deforestation has caused many problems with floods, drought, hunger and migration. Children are encouraged to plant seedlings at their school which will protect the building and grounds from sun, wind and rain.