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A future doctor and a future chef dress up for Big Me!

Big Me week - running from 8-12 October - is ActionAid's easy fundraising day for primary schools. Children dream big, dress up as what they want to be when they grow up and raise money to change lives.I'm a teacher at Mora Primary School in London and we took part in Big Me early to test it out. We had a fun-filled day learning about each other's dreams and children's lives around the world. Here's three great reasons to take part in Big Me.

Children dressing up as their future selves for Big Me 2016

Pupils share their dreams at Big Me 2017

Posted in Blog 2 years 4 months ago

This week, children from across the UK are dreaming big and dressing up for Big Me 2017. Pupils are exploring their future hopes and aspirations, and at the same time, raising money to help children living in poverty around the world to fulfil their dreams.

St.Nicholas’ School pupils discussed many issues around tax, including: ‘Should we use tax loopholes for our own benefit?’

Children tackle tax in class

Posted in Blog 2 years 11 months ago

Tax can be complicated, but it’s important for every citizen to understand what it’s used for and how it works. This is why ActionAid UK and our partners SAPERE have developed Philosophy for Children (P4C) resources that encourage children to discuss tax and the issues which surround it. The children of Elm Class at St Nicholas’ School in Oxford invited us along to hear what they had to say on the subject.

Nine-year-old sponsored child Floridalma loves going to school in Guatemala.

Proud to sponsor a child with ActionAid

Posted in Blog 3 years 5 months ago

Sponsoring a child is life-changing. Life-changing for the child, but life-changing for the sponsor too! We asked ActionAid child sponsors across the UK why they love sponsoring a child, and why they think you will too.

Children at Mora Primary School spend an afternoon learning about refugees.

What do UK children think about child refugees?

Posted in Blog 3 years 11 months ago

Last week, I, my fellow staff and over 500 pupils at Mora Primary School in Cricklewood celebrated our 'International Day'. As usual, the children burst through the front gates as they brought in home-cooked food and couldn't wait to show off their traditional dress from around the world. But for all the fun and excitement, this year I chose to teach them about a rather more serious subject - the refugee crisis.

Members of the Adivasi, Just Trading Scotland and ACCORD smile at the end of a long day.

Chembakolli village lies in the Nilgiri Hills in southern India. Adivasi people have lived there for centuries, respecting and nurturing the forest, land and soil. Our schools resources about everyday life in Chembakolli are some of the most popular on our site, so we were delighted when Stan, Bindu, Shanthi and Karunakaran visited ActionAid recently to give local children a talk with pictures, games and even magic tricks!