Day for Change is Unicef UK’s annual fundraising event for schools, where pupils hold fundraising activities like bake sales, ‘wear it blue’ days, sweepstakes etc to raise funds for the charity. The schools who take part in these fundraising events often have a great time doing so and, whilst most of the children understand the reasons for raising these funds and some of causes and great work Unicef UK supports, ultimately the days themselves are lighthearted and positive.
My clients at Unicef UK have always understood the power that great imagery has to engage supporters and asked me if I could work with them to produce some new photos, which they could use on their websites and marketing materials to illustrate this year’s fundraising activities and ensure future involvement. So the team chose to work with a local school who were really on board with what we wanted to do and the teachers and staff were amazing, helping us to organise the children, informing the parents and generally being fantastic support throughout the planning and shoot day itself.
As for the children, they were absolutely wonderful and I was in my element working with them. I always love working with young people as they are often so enthusiastic and don’t have the same inhibitions that many adults do in front of the lens; plus we get to play a lot of games and have fun, which I love as I’m a big kid at heart.
And a lovely gift from two of the pupils, who specially iced me a camera decorated cookie!
If you want to get your children’s school involved in Day for Change or find out more about the work of Unicef UK, please visit their website here: Unicef UK Days for Change Info