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Calling all schools

Calling all schools

Teachers... get seriously silly on 16 June.

It's not just parents who will be looking silly on the school run. We're calling on teachers and staff at schools, nurseries, youth and play groups to get dressed by the kids too. We've got a whole range of educational resources to download and when you sign up you'll be sent your free Teacher's Kit, containing posters, stickers and everything you need to promote and hold a day for the whole school to remember.

Register your school  ...and get a free fundraising pack.

How you are helping

Everybody should have enough to eat and drink. Everybody should be able to earn money to support their families. Children should be able to learn. Together we can make it happen.

What will the kids learn and do?

There's so much more to Dressed By The Kids Day than exploring your silly sides. Oxfam's Education and Youth Team has created exclusive, educational resources for your learners to explore the basic needs we all have in common, wherever we live in the world. A range of activities have been expertly created for different primary age groups, with unit plans, case studies, a presentation and video. It's a great idea to use these before the day to learn more about what Oxfam does and explore why you're raising money to fight poverty.

Download your free school resources 

On the day itself - all you'll need to do is raid your wardrobes for some seriously silly clothes. Think hilarious hats, fluffy frocks, tartan trousers, sparkly shoes, or even homemade accessories and let your class be as creative as they like.

You could go on to do a fashion show with the other teachers and could even invite the parents to join in with the silliness. You could have a photo shoot or a 'best outfit in class' award - there are so many ways Dressed By The Kids Day can work for your school. The kids could wear their own clothes too!

Twinkl logo

Seriously silly activities from Twinkl

Twinkl has created a seriously silly range of activities for the kids to do on 16 June, as well as a display banner and border so you can showcase all the children's work.

From a 'design an outfit for your teacher' sheet to a word search, there are plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy.

Download free activities from Twinkl 

Sign up your school

Resources

You can make Dressed By The Kids Day great for your students and get the whole school involved too! Here are some resources to help.

Dressed By The Kids Day posters

Dressed By The Kids poster template

Dressed By The Kids promotional poster

Useful letters

Example letter to Governors and PTA (15KB)

Example letter to parents (26KB)

Social media

Like us, follow us and download the shareable graphic to tell all of your friends and family about Dressed By The Kids Day. You can also sign up to our Facebook event page.

Dressed By The Kids Day on Facebook

Schools FAQs

  • How does it work in schools?

    Teachers get dressed by the kids in their classes, who in return give a suggested £1 donation. On 16 June, simply gather your dressing up items and get styled by the kids in your class - you can gather the items yourself or ask the pupils to bring some things in.

    You could then go on to do fashion show with the other teachers - maybe invite the parents in as well, getting the kids to decide who has the best outfit. You could alternatively have a photo shoot, a 'best in class' award for the most creative outfit... there are many ways it can work depending on the amount of time you have to organise the day.

    To get the most out of the day, we'd advise you to use the educational resources in the weeks or days before to explore why you are doing it. Then plan your fundraising event and use the Twinkl resources on the day itself.

  • How much organising is involved?

    This is really flexible and depends on how much time you have to give. You could do a simple low effort version with kids dressing their form teachers and an assembly or add on a few extras like a fashion show or involving parents. Our 'how to' guide is full of tips, advice and resources so you can tailor the event to your time.

  • What resources are available?

    Lots! We have tons of resources to help you publicise the event in advance, including posters, letters to parents and emails. Oxfam has created exclusive, educational resources for your learners to explore the basic needs we all have in common, wherever we live in the world. A range of activities have been expertly created for different primary age groups, with session plans, case studies, a presentation and video. It's a great idea to use these before the day to learn more about what Oxfam does and explore why you're raising money to fight poverty.

    We also have an exclusive offer for early registrations to secure an Oxfam school speaker (subject to availability).

  • When will I get the Teacher's Kit and what will be in it?

    The Teacher's Kit will be sent out in early May and provide you with everything you need to run the day - with further resources available to download online.

    It will include a fundraising guide, activities and items for the children, outfit inspiration, items to decorate your school with and educational resources.

    There will also be supporting activities from Twinkl for you to do on the day with the students.

  • What if £1 each might be too much for some of pupils?

    We have added a suggested donation of £1 for each child but we're happy for schools to decide this figure.

  • What do the pupils get for their donation?

    For each donation the pupil gets to dress their teacher and take part in fun activities on the day - this could be a seat at a fashion show or a photo with their teacher. You could also let the children wear their own clothes for the day. We'd recommend giving each student a sticker and/or certificate for their styling efforts - samples of these will come in the pack.