Running Wild!

Date: October 4, 2018 9:00 am - October 4, 2018 5:00 pm

Location: Nationwide!

Contact Name: Jo Elphick

Contact Email:

Contact Telephone: 01483 272 323

Type: Challenge, Education

2018-10-04 9:00:00 2018-10-04 5:00:00 Europe/London Running Wild! Nationwide! Jo Elphick

DSWF firmly believes that the future health of our planet and of all living things rests with today’s children. If we can help develop, inspire and encourage an interest in the natural world, specifically by bringing conservation issues into schools, then we will have achieved our aim.

This year DSWF is launching ‘Running Wild’ School’s Day – your opportunity to learn, play and protect endangered species by organising a fun animal themed event and fundraising at your school. All the money you kindly raise will help support our conservation projects across Africa and Asia.

‘Running Wild’ will be open nationwide for schools to have fun and take part on 4 October 2018 – World Animal Day!

The event can take any shape you wish! Here are just a few exciting suggestions:

  • Non-Uniform day – Dress up as your new favourite animal!
  • Bake to Better Wildlife! Bake wildlife themed treats and have a bake sale
  • Pangolin Parade – have a sponsored walk to help save the Pangolins!
  • Run wild across a sponsored obstacle course!

We will provide sponsorship forms perfect for your activities, PLUS each school with a minimum of 30 students taking part will receive a FREE DSWF animal adoption – including a fantastic animal toy hand made by a women’s group in Zambia! A perfect classroom mascot.

To participate download the sign-up form and return to DSWF Education Manager Jo Elphick –

Click here to download the ‘Running Wild’ leaflet and sign-up form – With special thanks to Pim-Pam creative studio for their amazing design support!

Running Wild! School's day - learn, play and protect endangered species!

Image Credits – Design: Pim-Pam, Elephant: Russell MacLaughlin, Pangolin: Africa Revealed –