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5 school trip fundraising ideas inspired by mini-entrepreneurs

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With these school trip fundraising ideas, you’ll be loading up the coach and heading on out there in no time!

Raising money is one of the trickiest parts of getting school trips off the ground. But, fundraising doesn’t have to be this tough, and it certainly shouldn’t ever be boring!

All these exciting school trip fundraising ideas have been road-tested by our entrepreneurs of tomorrow; little folks who just want to get out there and explore the world.

Our top school trip fundraising ideas

Here’s our pick of the bunch when it comes to school trip fundraising ideas:

1) Sell student artwork

Students are a creative bunch. Put their energy to good use by getting them to make things to sell.

Whether it’s pictures, models, or sculptures – there’s something oh-so-charming about kids’ art. You can give them a theme (say, link it to your lessons), or let them go crazy with their own ideas.

Arrange a little soirée for kids and parents to come and look at their handiwork. Here, you can sell copies, or auction off originals to the highest bidder!

2) Start a ‘GoFundMe’ page

…It is the 21st century after all!

For the uninitiated, a GoFundMe page is a website where people can donate to your cause.

You just have to set up an account, tell your story, and wait for those donations to come rolling in. Or, you can use this as a hub for donations you get from the events you organise.

People the world over have already raised the equivalent of thousands of pounds to pay for their school trips with GoFundMe, as well as other education-related activities.

3) Do odd jobs locally

Getting your kids out and about in the community is a great way to raise funds, build friendships and give a little something back.

As long as your students are all safe and have someone to keep an eye out, you could get them to try a spot of:

  • Gardening
  • Tidying up shared spaces
  • Dog-walking
  • Babysitting
  • Shopping for older folks

The possibilities are endless! And, you’ll teach your students some handy new skills along the way.

4) Host fun events

You’ve already got everything you need to host some fun events; a venue, people power and some endlessly creative young minds.

Think about what you have to hand and the types of events you could organise to persuade them to part with their hard-earned cash, like:

  • Movie nights
  • Bake sales
  • Book sales
  • Jumble sales
  • Games nights

Bring your students, parents, teachers and the local community together for a good cause!

5) Collect and recycle

“One person’s junk is another person’s treasure” – so the old saying goes.

That’s what’s great about recycling. You’ll teach your kids to protect the environment while helping to keep your local area clean and tidy, and – of course – raising funds for your school trip.

Just set up a recycling station in your school and ask your parents to send kids in with whatever it is you decide to collect; bottles, plastic, cans, paper etc. And, spread the news through the community to get them on board.

Once you’ve achieved a good-sized pile, get it over to the recycling plant and collect your cash!

Use these handy school trip fundraising ideas to pay for your next adventure in no time.

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