Marie Curie Cancer Care – Mini-Pots of Care initiative
Care for a daffodil and help Marie Curie care for people at the end of life
Marie Curie Cancer Care is inviting all children aged 3-11 to take part in its Mini Pots of Care fundraising activity this autumn and help raise money for Marie Curie Nurses.
Mini Pots of Care is a free creative and educational project for schools and groups which teaches children about science, nature and the work of Marie Curie Nurses, who provide free care to people with a terminal illness in their own homes.
As part of the activity children plant daffodil bulbs in their own mini pots in the autumn and care for them throughout the winter months. In the spring, children celebrate their daffodils in bloom by holding a Mini Pots of Care Day when they have fun painting their pots, fundraising and learning about the work of the Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Free detailed lesson plans supporting Key Stages 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum forEnglandandWalesand equivalent forScotlandandNorthern Irelandare available online. Activity resources for youth groups are also available to download from the Marie Curie Cancer Care website.
Register your school or group to take part by calling 08700 340 040 or visiting http://www.mariecurie.org.uk/minipotsofcare by October 5, 2012.