Schools across the UK raise thousands of pounds every year to support our vital work bringing safe water, taps and toilets to some of the world's poorest communities.

Some of the amazing fundraising activities that schools have taken part in have ranged from bake sales to sponsored walks, school shows and even mini festivals!

If you'd like your school to appear in our fundraising hall of fame, email us at [email protected], post your photos to our Facebook page, or tweet using #WaterAidUK.

And if you’ve been inspired to get involved in some fundraising of your own, we can support you all the way. Check out some fundraising ideas, email [email protected] or call 0207 793 4594 for ideas and to order fundraising materials including stickers, banners and posters.

Read on below to see what schools like yours have done to get clean water to communities around the world.

Your fundraising stories

Water bottles

Robinsfield Infants School

Robinsfield Infants School took part in the Bottle it activity, and dressed up in blue.

“Using the resources has been a brilliant opportunity to teach children about the importance of water and sanitation. The resources also helped the children think about how they can contribute to the wider global community as responsible citizens," says teacher Georgie Dart.

"It was really fun and easy to take part in the 'Bottle It' activity. It got the children talking about water and we were surprised at how quickly the pennies added up – we raised £685.89 just from empty water bottles!”

A student at Wyvil Primary School

Wyvil Primary School

Wyvil Primary School created an art installation from recycled CDs and blue wool. The artwork was created to raise awareness of the global water crisis, and the UN's Global Goal 6 – access to water and sanitation for all.

"It's been wonderful to involve the whole school in a large-scale craft project," says Susan Armitage, Art Subject Leader. "WaterAid is such a good cause and I wanted the children at our school to realise that they could change the lives of others for the better."

So far, the school has raised over £2,400 for WaterAid through mufti days, their JustGiving page and local corporate fundraising.

Shine Saturday School take part in the Pupil Pipeline.

Shine Saturday School

Shine Saturday School took on the Pupil Pipeline challenge, by racing in teams against the clock and transporting as much water as possible without spilling a drop.

“Our Saturday School did the Pupil Pipeline challenge as part of our Africa topic. The children learnt so much about how important water is and were very excited to raise money for WaterAid," says Project Manager Jen Tuson.

"The resources for this fundraiser were great and we felt very well supported throughout. I would recommend other schools get involved with a WaterAid fundraiser!"

Moorside Community Technology College

Moorside College

Moorside Community Technology College celebrated Glastonbury by hosting a number of school and local bands and selling merchandise – raising over £1,000 for WaterAid!

Newham Sixth Form College

Newham Sixth Form College

Students from Newham Sixth Form College were inspired to fundraise following a talk at the college. They wore blue and sold cakes, raising £385 for WaterAid.

Archbishop Tenison School

Archbishop Tenison's School

Students from Archbishop Tenison's School took part in a charity football match to raise money for WaterAid.