Win £500 for your school
and a £500 donation in your school’s name!

As part of our partnership with BBC Children in Need, IRIS Education are offering schools the chance to win £500 to spend on whatever their school needs. Plus, if you win, we’ll donate £500 to BBC Children in Need in your school’s name too. Win-win!

To get involved, your school needs to take part into one of the competitions below.

Our competition opens Friday 19th November and ends Saturday 27th November. We look forward to seeing your entries…

Primary schools, dress to the nines

If you’re entering as a primary school, all you need to do is organise a Fancy Dress Friday for 19th November. Whether you go all out, dig out a pair of odd socks or simply pop on some Pudsey ears; we want to see what you rock.

Secondary schools, thinking caps on

For secondary schools, there’s the Dragon’s Den Challenge. Either as a form or with friends, pop £1 each in a starter kitty and get creative by coming up with fundraising business ideas to grow your total for BBC Children in Need. Simple!

Enter in 3 simple steps

Snap photos of your school in fancy dress. Or photos of them fundraising and the total raised.

Post your photos to your own social media profile or in the comments on our posts on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

Don’t forget to tag us!  #IRISChildreninNeed

When it comes to winners, our celebrity guest judge will choose two primary schools and two early years schools, and a leading entrepreneur will choose two secondary schools.

Each school will win £500 each, plus we’ll donate £500 to BBC Children in Need from each winning school.

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Terms & Conditions
Prizes: 6 x £500 cash for each winning school (6 prizes total)
6 x £500 donations to BBC Children In Need
No purchase necessary.

Opening Date: Friday 19th November 2021.
Closing date: 11:59pm, Saturday 27th November 2021.
Entries received after the stated closing date will not be accepted.

For primary and early years schools: To enter, simply snap photos of your best-dressed groups and post your pictures to any social media platform using the hashtag #IRISChildrenInNeed. Our celebrity guest judge will then choose two primary schools and two early years schools to win £500 each.

For secondary schools: To enter, simply post your best-performing fundraising ideas or baked masterpieces and the total money raised on any social media platform using the hashtag #IRISChildreninNeed. A leading entrepreneur will then judge your entries and choose two secondary schools to win £500 each!
Only one entry per person will be accepted.

For the purposes of these competitions a ‘school’ is defined as any public sector or independent primary, middle or secondary school, special school, or pupil referral unit, in the UK or Northern Ireland only. Winners will be decided by an independent judge on the basis of creativity and relevance to BBC Children in Need. Before posting any photographs that can identify an individual, please ensure that you have gained the appropriate permission from either the individual or their legal guardian. IRIS does not accept any responsibility for photographs posted without the poster seeking this consent. The prizes are non-transferable and will be paid by cheque made out to the winning school, and are subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to amend the specification of the prize or offer an alternative prize. In exceptional circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right to foreclose the competition without notice. The competitions are open to UK and Northern Ireland registered schools only. Entrants must be aged 16 or over. Entrants agree to the Promoter using their details in post-competition publicity. Your details will not be used for any other purpose, or passed onto any third parties, unless specified. Winners’ details may be shared securely with a third-party in order to fulfil the dispatch of competition prizes. We will announce and contact all winners by December 3rd 2021. In the event of a winner not responding after 14 days, we reserve the right to allocate the prize to another winner, or foreclose the prize. We will contact the named entrants to confirm the name and address of the school to ensure it is correct.

The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries that are incomplete, illegible, incorrect, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the closing date for any reason. Automatically generated entries or entries via third parties are invalid and shall not be considered. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.