This article originally appeared in the September 2012 Innovate My School magazine.
It’s a familiar problem: you want to start a new project at your school, but there’s no money for the equipment or services you need.
Don’t dust off the rolling pin for a fundraising cake sale just yet. Believe it or not, you may be able to get what you need for nothing!
Organisations across the country give thousands of free items to schools and allow them to use facilities and professional services without charge. This isn’t a new phenomenon. Over the years, schools have received all sorts of freebies: from maps, books, cereals and giant chess sets to hedges, telescopes and even trees!