Teachers Area - Charity Job Week 8-12 years

Learning Tools & Resources for Teachers

The interactive stories and calculators are embedded in the website for easy access but be aware that they are intended to be delivered as part of the whole unit, not as a standalone activity. They are designed as a starting point and a shared activity to engage the class and act as a spring board for the lessons. To ensure that children get the best out of the resource it is advised that you download and plan the whole unit, taking time to see how the elements fit together before you begin.

- To preview, print or download click on one of the lesson outlines

Learning resources

Overview: Unit Outline (.pdf 115KB)
This unit centres on the friends in 8-12 years at Pride Place Primary School and their fundraising activities for charity. Children will explore how they can plan a charity event, pricing goods and services and undertaking basic financial planning and prediction as part of this process.

Curriculum links for SPHE are included.

Baseline / Assessment Quick Quiz
Quick Quiz Pre/Post test Recording Sheet
(.pdf 368KB)

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1: We Want to Help (.pdf 114KB)
Children work as a class to identify one or more opportunities to organise and promote a fundraising event

Lesson 2/3: We are a Team (.pdf 405KB)
Part 1
Children will explore their personal skills and qualities that will contribute to their value as part of a business team Children will practice communication, reflection, speaking and listening skills in the context of applying for jobs.

Part 2
Using the Entrepreneur Challenge online interactive calculator, children explore how they might set prices and begin to consider how to plan to raise the maximum money they are able, setting realistic goals for fundraising and reflect these in a pricing and planning structure They will learn more about financial planning and choosing what is reasonable to charge for their services.
Children will create a business plan for their charity event, based on the roles and duties they have created.

Story Books

Charity Job Week 8-12 years: Download PDF book to print (.pdf 1122KB)


Working Together: Letter for parent/carers outlining activities that can be done at home for Charity Job Week 8-12 years (.pdf 103KB)

More Tools

Factsheet: Top Tips for fundraising (.pdf 170KB)

Activity: Charity Event Poster Template (.pdf 86KB)