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Then pass the challenge on!

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Primary Schools Santa Relay

  • Hold your Santa Relay between 1 December and 11 December.
  • Hold it all on one day or over several days.
  • Sign up for the challenge by Friday 13 November.

How does it work?

  1. Set a target distance for the whole school to run and break it up into separate legs for each class/bubble to complete. For example, the whole school target is 10k and each class/bubble runs 1k.
  2. Collect £1 for each participating child.
  3. Organise each class/bubble to take it in turns to complete their leg of the School Santa Relay.
  4. Once the first class/bubble completes their leg, they ‘pass on the message’ to the next class/bubble by sharing a pre-recorded Christmas message that the group has written.
  5. The second class/bubble can only start their run after they have received their Christmas message from the previous one.
  6. The running and messages continue until the whole school has taken part.
  7. The last class/bubble will need to send a message to the whole school to say Happy Christmas and to let them know that your Santa School Relay Challenge is complete.

How will your class ‘pass on the message’?

Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Call the next class on zoom to wish them a Happy Christmas.
  • Perform or pre-record a Christmas song. Each class could sing one line of the 12 Days of Christmas, which you can edit into a whole school song.
  • Share a Christmas poem: each class records a page from T’was the Night before Christmas.
  • Share your best Christmas cracker jokes.

What will my school receive?

Once you've registered your interest below, we'll send you a confirmation email that contains a link to our Santa Schools Resource page, which gives you:

  • A specially made short film about the Santa Schools Relay to use in class or a virtual assembly.
  • A letter for parents and carers with information about Katharine House.
  • Downloadable sponsorship forms.
  • Downloadable posters to publicise your event to parents and children.
  • Downloadable certificates for you to print off for every participating child.

You will also receive:

  • Santa hats for every participating child.
  • Medals to award to the highest fundraiser in Foundation, KS1, LKS2, UKS2.

If you have any queries, please email the Katharine House fundraising team at [email protected]

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