Planning Our Fundraiser

Planning Our Fundraiser

Lesson 1 of 3 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Foundation
  • Year 1 - 6
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students will explore how Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme can provide benefit to their community and plan their own fundraising event.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • identify a community group that would benefit from community action and plan a fundraising event using Victoria’s Containers Deposit Scheme.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • explain how fundraising will have a positive impact on the community
  • plan and implement their own fundraising event to support their community.

Lesson guides and printables

Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet

Lesson details


This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • collaboration
  • communication
  • community engagement
  • enterprise
  • initiative
  • leadership
  • problem solving

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description:

Foundation - 6, HASS


  • the features of familiar places they belong to, why some places are special and how places can be looked after (AC9HSFK03).

Year 1:

  • how places change and how they can be cared for by different groups including First Nations Australians (AC9HS1K04).

Year 2:

  • how places can be spatially represented in geographical divisions from local to regional to state/territory, and how people and places are interconnected across those scales (AC9HS2K03).

Year 3:

  • why people participate within communities and how students can actively participate and contribute to communities (AC9HS3K07).

Year 4:

  • sustainable use and management of renewable and non-renewable resources, including the custodial responsibility First Nations Australians have for Country/Place (AC9HS4K06).

Year 5:

  • how citizens (members of communities) with shared beliefs and values work together to achieve a civic goal (AC9HS5K07).

Year 6:

  • influences on consumer choices and strategies that can be used to help make informed personal consumer and financial choices (AC9HS6K08).

General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability 

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability 

Relevant parts of Year F - 6 achievement standards: Students recognise why some places are special to people and the ways they can care for them. They describe the importance of community members and the contributions of people to change.

Level of teacher scaffolding: (medium-high) Teachers can choose to run this as a highly scaffolded lesson with strong student support, or teachers can run this as a student-guided lesson and facilitate small group work and research.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  • Target 12.5: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

Resources Required

  • Device to show videos to the class
  • Optional: access to devices for online research
  • Student worksheet (one per group or student)

Additional Info

This lesson has been developed in partnership with Visy. For over 70 years Visy has been committed to finding sustainable solutions for Australia and New Zealand’s recyclables and helping to reduce local landfills. Visy collects, receives and sorts paper, cardboard, glass, plastics, steel and aluminium from households, businesses and schools with the purpose of reusing these products in the re-manufacture of new packaging products.

Related Professional Learning

Inspiring Students to Take Action 

Quick Summary: This course will show you how to plan and implement social action in the classroom. In this course you will use a social action lesson from the Dying to Live curriculum package as an example of how you can guide students to create change in their community.

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