Schools

Schools can really benefit from connecting with a charity like Viva, and our work can complement your core curriculum activities.

Children love to hear about the lives of other children in different parts of the world. It can broaden their outlook, give them a better understanding of geography and culture, and even help them form opinions on politics and religion. Here are some ways your school can partner with us.

Lesson plans

We have a short series of classroom resources to help primary school-aged pupils understand more about the issues that face vulnerable children around the world. Email Liz to ask her about lesson plans on education, disaster response and income generation.

Book a speaker

Could we inspire children in your school with creative activities and interactive talks, tailored to your requirement? Email Liz for more information.

Fundraise

We’re really grateful for schools which choose to support our work financially.

Would you consider Viva as your school’s charity of choice for this term, carol service or school year? Could you hold fundraising events like cake sales, fetes or musical evenings for us? Click here to download a pack full of inspiring ideas.

If your children are feeling particularly adventurous, could they do a sponsored event for Viva? From bike rides to runs to silences or silly clothes, there is so much you could do. If you create a fundraising page using Virgin Money Giving, be sure to link it to Viva.

If you are able to give to Viva as a school, you can post cheques to the address at the bottom of the page or give online by clicking here. Please get in touch for more information.

Have a party

Could your school hold a Christmas party to bring joy and hope to children this Christmas and beyond? Click here to find out more.

Find out more

Read powerful stories and get the latest news from the world of Viva through our regular blog postsClick here to sign up for Global News each month.

Engage locally

In 2014 Viva began a research study in Oxfordshire in response to the increasing needs of children in the UK. The result has been Doorsteps, with its challenge to churches and community groups to see how they can be more effective in their work with local children and families. How could your school work with others to support vulnerable children in your area? Click here to find out more.

We’d love to talk to you about how your school can support Viva. Get in touch with Liz on 01865 811660 or at l.cross@viva.org