Red Nose Day

From Comic Relief

Resource type: Event

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, EYFS

Region(s): All of UK

Red Nose Day is an annual fundraising campaign created by Comic Relief. It uses the power of comedy and entertainment to bring people together and to raise money to fund projects that tackle poverty and its consequences in the UK and the rest of the world. Red Nose Day 2024 is on Friday 15th March.

For Red Nose Day 2024, secondary pupils are being asked to Join the Rebellion and become Rebels With a Cause to fundraise for Comic Relief. Supporting resources include:

  • Assembly packs, videos, quizzes and tutor time activities.
  • Event posters, sponsorship forms, invitations and bunting to support fundraising activities.

Cost: Free

About Comic Relief: Comic Relief is a major UK charity founded in 1985 by film writer and director Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry. The charity’s goal is to drive positive change through the power of entertainment. The money it raises funds projects that tackle injustice and poverty around the world. The first Red Nose Day took place in 1988. Red Nose Day was celebrated every two years until 2022, when it became an annual event.

Further resources:

  • Could your class be crowned Britain’s Funniest Class? Enter the Beano’s nationwide joke competition for the chance to win some great prizes.
  • Download the National Literacy Trust’s Comedy Improvisation resources to help KS2 pupils improve their speaking and listening skills, build confidence and develop their creativity. Available with a free NLT account.
  • BBC’s Comedy Classroom provides a range of free, curriculum-linked literacy resources that teachers can use to explore comedy writing with their primary and secondary pupils.
  • Twinkl has a collection of official Comic Relief resources for the classroom that are available to download with a free account.
  • Read this blog by librarian Caroline Bradley on the power of funny books on the Just Imagine website.
  • Top up your primary library with a pack of funny books for KS1 and UKS2 curated by the experts at Best Books for Schools.
  • Explore the selection of laugh-out-loud recommendations for primary aged children from Books for Topics.
  • The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards harness the power of  humour to help engage young readers. Sign your pupils up to take part in judging one of the award’s seven categories in the summer term.

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