Red Nose Day For Secondary Schools

Top marks for clicking onto this page because it’s where you’ll find everything you need to get the whole school doing something funny for money.

You’re top of the class

Boy in a slum in Nairobi, Kenya

You’re top of the class

Thanks a bunch for taking part in Red Nose Day with your students.

Whatever you all did, the money will help people here in the UK and across Africa. But we can’t start changing lives until you pay in, so find out how and get your personalised certificate.

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Fundraising ideas:

Sell stuff

You probably already know which of your kids would make great sales people. So, why not get them making money now by selling things for Red Nose Day? Cakes, jokes or our new Red Noses are a good place to start for your future wheeler dealers.

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Fundraising ideas:

Pay to participate

Why not hold a talent show and get your budding stars and audience to pay to take part and watch? Alternatively, you could get kids and staff to dress up, wear red or just come straight to school in their jimjams for a fee. And, for your brainboxes, you could hold a quiz and make the first question 'Can we have your entrance money please?'

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Fundraising ideas:

A sponsored something

Kids love the challenge of an a-thon. So, why not get yours to get sponsored to do a skip-a-thon, a dance-a-thon or a space hop-a-thon to raise some cash? Or, they could have a think-a-thon and come up with some ideas of their own.

Another way to raise more is to do less, like giving up chocolate or (OMG) texting for the day.

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Look who's fundraised

Whitecross School in Hereford raised over £800 with the help of local hairdressers by persuading staff to have their beards and hair dyed red. What hairos!

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How was it for you?

It’s always over too quick but we hope you had a fantastic Red Nose Day. Tell us how you fundraised and you could feature on our website.

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Secondary resources

Check out our learning resources, linked to key stages 3 and 4, that pass even the toughest teacher’s test.

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Where your money goes

£2,500 could transform the lives of a whole community living in the slums of Kenya by giving them permanent access to clean water.