Let’s be honest kids love Christmas, no they REALLY love Christmas, but if that isn’t reason enough for participating in possible the most Christmassy day of the year - other than Christmas – here is why you should encourage your school to get involved in Christmas jumper day.
Taking place this year on Friday the 18th of December, Christmas jumper is our newest Christmas tradition that transcends boundaries of religion, culture and belief. Okay so maybe it is just buying terrible Primarni jumper for under a tenner and joining in when your students and colleagues sweat it out for a day, but it means so much more than that!
This year when you buy a Christmas jumper, even this Christmas jumper, and give your money to charity your £1 (or more) to charity you are not only raising awareness and money for Save the Children, you are also helping two more brilliant charities, Macmillan Cancer Support and Make-A-Wish UK. The money will go towards helping children and families in difficulty this Christmas, so that everyone can enjoy the festivities. Details for how the scheme works with your school can be found here as well as some other great resources and ideas for class activities. However if you have the urge to get more involved retailers like IKEA, the Co-operative Bank, Bulgari and Printster are all contributing some of their profits to the charities in different ways, this page will give you more information. So before you dismiss Christmas Jumper Day as a fad and refuse to pick one up, think about getting your school involved in the scheme.
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