Gold coin fundraising ideas
Invite school students or work colleagues to join in the below activities and bring a gold coin donation to support our Indigenous education programs.
Wear red for a day
Host a walkathon
Wear a red t-shirt to school/work or split year levels up into black, red & yellow to form an Aboriginal flag (see example below of Elwood Primary School)
Scroll down for four easy steps to host your own Stomp Out The Gap Walkathon
Host a morning tea
Gather some treats and have a cuppa. Invite a local Traditional Owner to do a Welcome to Country and tell you about their local history and culture
Host a sausage sizzle
Run a quiz
Who doesn't like a sausage sizzle?
Run a gold-coin-donation sausage sizzle at your school or workplace
How much do you know about Indigenous culture? Dedicate some time to learning more about your local Indigenous culture
Give something up
Get sponsored to give something up. What will it be? Chocolate? Social media? TV?
The Stomp Out the Gap Walkathon is a fun challenge that has an enormous impact.
Schools and workplaces are encouraged to host a walkathon and raise funds to help Stomp Out the Gap.
Participants can choose to walk or run laps of a 400m circuit and are encouraged to ask family and friends to sponsor them for every lap completed eg. $1 per lap.
All funds raised will support education programs for Indigenous kids in remote communities.
The highest fundraising school will win a school visit from Cathy Freeman.
4 STEPS TO HOST YOUR SCHOOL'S WALKATHON
Set your date and spread the word:
Organise details of your Walkathon eg. where and when.
Display posters around your school.
Let teachers, parents and students know
via your school newsletter or website.
Mark out your 400m Walkathon course.
Organise who will supervise the Walkathon.
Distribute Walkathon pledge forms to students.
Walk or run and have fun:
Start your Walkathon with an Acknowledgement of Country.
Host your Walkathon and have fun.
Take photos and share them on social media.
Use the hashtag #StompOutTheGap.
Award the winner of your Walkathon with the below certificate.
Win a school visit from Cathy Freeman:
Collect funds raised by students and deposit your school's donation.
Remember to put your school name with your donation to go in the running to win a school visit from Cathy Freeman*.
*Funds need to be deposited by 31 December 2018
100% OF PROCEEDS RAISED IN STOMP OUT THE GAP WILL GO TOWARDS HELPING CLOSE THE EDUCATION GAP FOR INDIGENOUS CHILDREN.
Students from Elsternwick Primary School show us how to stomp
The inaugural Stomp Out The Gap in 2017 saw 650 schools across Australia sign up to show their support for Indigenous education. One particular school caught our attention with an epic photograph of the school dressed in colours forming the Aboriginal flag! We spoke to Grade 6 Classroom Teacher, Ryan Murphy from Elwood Primary School, to find out how they managed to pull off such an impactful Stomp Out The Gap day.