Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In Hong Kong and around the world we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
Thank you so much for getting involved in our second Christmas Jumper Day on (or around) Friday 7 December 2018. With your support we can deliver much needed programmes to protect children in conflict and to rebuild shattered lives.
Need some inspiration on how to encourage your students to have fun day and learn about a serious cause – look no further!
CREATE YOUR OWN JUMPER
Bling up an old t-shirt or jumper and have some fun!!
We’ve got lots of simple, creative and easy ways to design your own fabulous Christmas Jumper!
Why not create a student competition for the best jumper, put on a lunch time Christmas Jumper workshop and/or challenge your teachers to also make and wear a silly sweater.
Want to help students at your school understand the serious cause behind all the fun they are having in support of Christmas Jumper?
Raise awareness and practice your presentation skills by delivering a presentation to your class, or even a whole school assembly.
Need some inspiration? Download our template presentation, screen the Christmas Jumper Assembly Video and/or invite a representative from Save the Children Hong Kong (SCHK) to do the presentation with you.
Want to help students at your school understand the serious cause behind all the fun they are having in support of Christmas Jumper? We want you to have lots of fun supporting Christmas Jumper – but what is it all about?
To help students understand the seriousness of the cause they are supporting – Protecting Children in Conflict – we have designed lesson plans to enable students to think critically and compassionately about the social, emotional and physical needs of children displaced by war.
Each lesson plan has been especially designed to ensure the appropriate level of content for primary, middle and secondary school students. Want some help? Please don’t hesitate to invite a representative from Save the Children Hong Kong (SCHK) to come in and help you to deliver your lesson.
We know there are no limits to students creativity!! Last year a number of participating schools set up student led booths at their School Fair. In some cases, Save the Children Hong Kong representatives were also invited to provide some additional support. Below are just a few of the creative ways Christmas Jumper was profiled at School Fairs in 2017:
- Christmas cards designed by students
- Christmas themed cakes
- Book drives
- Crazy jumper challenges
- Christmas Jumper colouring competition
IDEAS ON HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THE DAY
Tinsel the Teacher
Choose two outrageous jumpers for the head or chosen staff member and display them a couple of weeks in advance with collection jars. The one with the most donations from parents and children wins. Or just put the one collection box out and add a decoration to the teacher’s jumper for every donation.
Get everyone to bring in festive cakes and biscuits to sell. Add homemade Christmas cards, crafts and jumper jewellery to your spread.
Christmas Movie Day
Screen a Christmas film in your school hall. Offer popcorn, sweets and drinks in exchange for donations. Pick a festive classic that features excellent knitwear.
Festive Hand and Face Painting
Why stop at wearing a sweater when you could paint your face and / or hands with snowflakes and stars? Ask for donations in return for sparkly faces – perhaps you could find creative teachers or artistic parents to get involved.
Carol-oke at the Christmas Play
If you’re inviting parents for an end-of-term Christmas play or concert, ask them to wear their jumper and donate $20. The children could sing along to a few classic Christmas tines while you take round donation boxes and festive snacks to raise a bit extra.
Set up a craft station for students to customize tops and t-shirts and decorate Christmas cards in exchange for a donation. You could ask parents to donate old decorations and other supplies – and open the stall at drop-off and pick-up times for any craft
It couldn’t be easier to engage your students and parents – just download one of our many templates to encourage students and parents to join in the fun for a serious cause!
HOW TO DONTATE (THE SERIOUS BIT)
This part’s very important. Collect $20 from everyone’s who’s taken part and you’ll transform and save children’s lives. Get everyone to raise more using some of these fundraising ideas.