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Hold a cake sale using ingredients from around the world

World Orphan Week is an easy way for pre-school, primary and secondary schools to develop international links and partnerships and give children an understanding and respect for other cultures.

WOW teaching resources are full of interesting facts, recipes, quizzes, maps and flags. Use them for a PSHE or Geography lesson. Base a display board around the information and see what else you can discover about these countries by searching on SOS Children’s Wikipedia , a special downloadable child-friendly Wikipedia selection for schools

Encourage parents to buy art made at school

You can download a range of resources to use at your school: just click on the items listed below:


You could also use World Orphan Week to raise funds for us if you like. If your school raises £240 or more, you can sponsor an SOS Children's Village for a year. By becoming a sponsor your school will receive twice-yearly newsletters and photographs with progress of your sponsored village.

We have a schools' fundraising pack available which which come with a WOW brochure, WOW DVD, WOW poster, fundraising ideas, encyclopaedia CD and a school information sheet.

See how your fundraising progresses with our WOW poster. Your funds will help to support children in need in 124 countries around the world.

  • Hold a ‘WOW-factor’ talent show, based on 'The X-factor' TV programme

  • Have a non-uniform day/wear national dress/tribal costumes

  • Hold an art exhibition - encourage parents to buy the artwork

  • Hold a coffee morning with WOW decorated cookies and cakes

  • Do a sponsored skip, spell, or penalty shoot-out

  • Take part in a virtual challenge - climb the equivalent of Mt Kilimanjaro up the school stairs or ‘Walk the Wall of China’ by doing circuits of the playground. ‘Swim across Lake Malawi’ by doing laps of the local pool! It is possible with the combined efforts of teachers and pupils!

  • Have an SOS collection box in the school library for book fines

  • Do a lunchtime carwash

  • Hold a film screening during lunch time or after school - dress up and have refreshments and a raffle

  • Have a themed day - you could choose country and western and wear cowboy hats, listen to Johnny Cash and hold a barn dance

Or think of another great idea and let us know about it - we’d love to hear from you!

See how your money could give a future to children in need:

  • 66p a day helps to support a child in an SOS Children's Village.

  • £3.50 buys a child a pair of shoes.

  • £6.40 feeds one child for a month at an SOS Village in Cambodia.

  • £7.50 buys a school uniform.

  • £72 provides clothes, school bags, school shoes and pocket money for five children.

  • £3,100 buys equipment for a nursery school including chalkboards, chalk, books, paper, pens and paints.

  • £15,600 runs a nursery school for a year, providing a quality early education to 90 children from an SOS Children's Village and the local community.

If you would like our WOW schools pack, please email or call 01223 365589 to speak to the WOW team.

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