Educating our future

Get your whole school involved with fundraising ideas and resources

Schools Education and Fundraising

We are dedicated to connecting with schools across the nation and understand how much value schools get from working with us.

Walking With The Wounded offer a range of learning resources and free events to schools, youth groups and education providers to teach, inspire and motivate our fundraisers of the future.

Through our services we promote physical activity for mental well-being and resilience. This message applies to young people from all walks of life, equipping them to deal with life’s challenges. 

We are always looking for new ways to engage and collaborate and we would love to hear more from you if you have any further resources or initiatives to develop our programme further.

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Take part in our school fundraising initiatives that can be held during the school term.

D-Day School Missions

WWTW have partnered with Commando Joe's to provide four unique and special missions to help young individuals learn key skills and commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Join Aaron McKenzie as he briefs the topics of Morse Code, physical fitness, memory and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Through our partnership with Commando Joe's, we hope to encourage discussion, movement, and critical thinking with the younger generation.

Access The D-Day Missions Playlist

Visit our YouTube channel to view the full WWTW x Commando Joe's D-Day Operation Overlord School Missions playlist and get your classroom involved.

Download the Mission Worksheets

School Missions Pack

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Worksheets, engagement calendar, and a wordsearch that will allow interaction with the tasks contained within our video playlist.

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2024 Poetry Competition

The 06 June 2024 commemorates the 80th anniversary of D-Day. This June, we are organising a nationwide poetry competition involving Key Stages One through to Four.

Each group have been allocated a theme:

  • Key Stage One - Bravery
  • Key Stage Two - Home
  • Key Stage Three - Resilience
  • Key Stage Four - Memory

Poems will be judged by our guest panel and one winner will be selected from each Key Stage to receive a personal voucher of £25.00, with the winning school being awarded a voucher of £50.00 to spend as they wish.

Additionally, we will announce an overall winner whose school will receive a Mental Well-being and Resilience workshop from one of our charity ambassadors, a value of £2,000.

Our poetry competition is free to enter. We firmly believe in inclusivity and with the support of our campaign partners Commando Joe's, we are launching this initiative with the goal of engaging with as many young individuals as possible.

How to enter

Download your resource pack by entering your details in the form below. Use the Submission Template provided in the pack and submit your poetry by filling in our poetry form.

Resources Pack Contents

  • Access to our Schools Engagement Programme Calendar which runs throughout June 2024. This includes interactive and engaging school-based challenges and activities based around the themes of D-Day in collaboration with our campaign partners Commando Joe's
  • WWTW D-Day Lesson Plan Pack – A collection of ideas, resources, and activities for teachers to create a lesson plan on the topic of D-Day. Covering Historical and geographical context, impact and reflection.
  • WWTW D-Day Quiz - This quiz is based on one the videos signposted in the WWTW D-Day Lesson Plan Pack.
  • WWTW D-Day Quiz - This quiz is based on one of the videos signposted in the WWTW D-Day Lesson Plan Pack
  • WWTW Poetry Lesson Planning Pack - A collection of ideas, resources, and activities for teachers to create a lesson plan on the topic of poetry.  Resources include ‘What is Poetry?’ and ‘Writing a Poem’. 
  • Printable materials such as posters to be displayed around school and WWTW bookmarks.
  • Submission template for your poem.

School Resource Packs

Please fill in your details below to receive your free online resource pack.

You can select the Full D-Day Resource Pack which includes all the D-Day and Poetry Resources above or the Poetry Resource Pack that includes our Poetry Lesson Planning Pack and poetry related resources only.

Thank you! You will receive an email with the resource pack links shortly.

Creative Fundraising Ideas

We believe that every contribution, no matter how small, can make a significant difference in the lives of our veterans.

Through engaging and innovative fundraising activities, schools have the power to instill empathy, leadership, and community spirit in their pupils, while also making a tangible impact on the lives of those who have served our country.

Below, you'll find a several fundraising ideas tailored for both Primary and Secondary schools. From fun-filled events to educational initiatives, there's something for every age group and interest. Whether you're a teacher looking to inspire your pupils or a pupil eager to make a difference, these ideas are sure to spark creativity and enthusiasm.

Together, let's embark on a journey of compassion and generosity, as we stand with our veterans and support them on their path to a brighter future.

Primary School

Read-a-thon

Challenge students to get reading and be sponsored for charity.

Bake Sale

Get everyone baking and raising money with a school bake sale.

Fun Run or Sponsored Walk - Get everyone moving with a run or walk.

Guess How Many - Fill a jar with jelly beans, buttons or anything small and see who can guess how many are inside.

Name The Teddy - Have your pupils select a name from a list and see who guessed correctly. The winner can take the teddy home or keep in class for everyone to enjoy.

Breakfast Club - Set the day off positively with morning activities and healthy brain food.

Dress Down Day - Encourage exciting outfits or keep it simple.

Secondary School

Spell-a-thon

Challenge students to get spelling and be sponsored for charity.

Fun Run or Sponsored Walk - Get everyone moving with a run or walk - you can even hold these during PE classes.

Bake Sale - Get everyone baking and raising money with a school bake sale.

Dress Down Day - Encourage casual outfits or set a theme.

Insightful Conversations

Our wider team and Ambassadors aim to share insightful stories of life in the Armed Forces and the work we do with those after serving. Our initiatives and talks aim to spark positive conversation around the lives of veterans as they navigate their lives outside of the military for all ages.

Learn more about the veterans we support