Big me | ActionAid UK

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If you’re looking for a simple primary school fundraising idea, we’ve got something you’ll love.

ActionAid’s Big Me is a dress up day with a difference.

Pupils dress up as their future selves and teachers receive a free pack of resources to help children explore their aspirations. Together, you will raise money to help ActionAid change children’s lives in the world’s poorest places. Sign up now and we’ll send you your free pack of activities in the post. If you need resources in a hurry, download our online pack here.

Raise aspirations and change lives

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How it works

Pick any day this term that suits you.

Get everyone to dress up as their dream job and bring £1 for ActionAid.

Use your free resources to theme activities throughout the day.


Involve your school council

Use our child-friendly letter to consult your school council. Once you sign up, you can use our school council activity and posters to involve them in planning your day.

Schools and children involved with BigMe day

Dream Big together

You’ll be joining hundreds of schools across the UK, raising aspirations – and money – to change lives.

Where your money goes

It will help ActionAid’s work with communities around the world, giving more children the chance of a better future.

Jahrna, from Bangladesh, wants to be a teacher when she grows up.

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Page updated 21 May 2018