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School in a a nutshell
According to UNICEF figures, 20% of the world’s child population will never attend school.

School in a Bag is a simple solution created to help poor, orphan, vulnerable and disaster affected children throughout the world. Each SchoolBag is filled with stationery, learning resources and eating utensils that will enable a child to write, draw, colour, calculate, express themselves and above all learn.

An education for these children could be their passport to a life out of hardship and poverty.

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SIAB ‘Blog in a Bag’ No. 30: Mum of four runs in red for Yeovil Half Marathon!
Posted on Wednesday March 28, 2018

Our Blog in a Bag this month is from charity supporter, Naomi Maynard, who ran her second Half Marathon last Sunday and chose to raise money for us. Read about her challenges, her highs and lows and the race day itself… I ran my first half marathon on Yeovil last year in 2017. I clearly […]Read More

SIAB ‘Blog in a Bag’ No.29: Help us reach 100,000 SchoolBags by the end of 2018!
Posted on Wednesday February 28, 2018

School in a Bag have set an ambitious target for 2018.  Here is our Founder and CEO, Luke Simon, to explain more about it, and how you might be able to help us: I would like to take you on a little trip down memory lane….cast your minds back to October 30th 2015, when the […]Read More

Home Farm Fest Earlybird tickets, and the future of the festival
Posted on Friday December 08, 2017

Next year’s Home Farm Fest will be no different in many ways; still the second week of June, still School in a Bag’s biggest annual fundraiser, still a little gem on the festival circuit, still a weekend full of fantastic music, lots of fun and a brilliant place to come with family and friends…   […]Read More

*CORRECTION* SIAB ‘Blog in a Bag’ No.27: School in a Bag has its own Charity Music Single
Posted on Friday December 01, 2017

One of the things I love about working in the charity sector is the unexpected – each and every day there is always the potential for someone or something to pop in to our School in a Bag life – it is what makes running a charity really exciting.  Well, this is exactly what happened […]Read More

Can you help us at our annual Big Tesco Bag Pack 23rd December?!
Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2017

If you can spare a couple of hours for our (really) big 18-hour Bag Pack in Tesco Extra, Yeovil on Saturday 23rd December, then please let us know! We need over 160 volunteers to make it happen during the hours of 6am-midnight, especially the early morning (6am-10am) and the evening (from 6pm-midnight). Bring family members along […]Read More

SIAB ‘Blog in a Bag’ No. 26: The School in a Bag team is growing!
Posted on Tuesday October 31, 2017

The team at School in a Bag is small, and whilst we are able to produce a lot of good things: the amount of SchoolBags being distributed every year into lots of different countries, running lots of events to raise more money (including our very own music festival), presenting to schools, groups and organisations all […]Read More

School in a Bag’s Uganda Appeal for refugee children in Bidi Bidi
Posted on Wednesday August 02, 2017

School in a Bag Launches Appeal to get SchoolBags to Refugee Children in Uganda To help us fund SchoolBags for the refugee children in northern Uganda please donate at:   More information:  Today, we’re launching an appeal to help those in desperate need in the Bidi Bidi refugee camp in northern Uganda where there are […]Read More

SIAB ‘Blog in a Bag’ No. 24: The impact of schools fundraising for SIAB and the effect on them
Posted on Friday July 28, 2017

Our Blog in a Bag posts are often light-hearted round-ups of what we, or other fundraisers have been up to which are great fun to either write ourselves, or receive from others. This is no different from the respect that every school we’ve worked with this year has surpassed themselves with the amounts they’ve raised, […]Read More

SIAB ‘Blog in a Bag’ No. 23: Home Farm Fest Charity Music Festival Blown Away by the Success!
Posted on Wednesday June 28, 2017

Home Farm Fest, the charity music festival we hold at our School in a Bag HQ in Chilthorne Domer, Somerset and the biggest annual fundraiser for the charity, has once again smashed its previous year’s fundraising total coming in at just over £72,700 – even if the windy conditions tried its hardest to scupper the music!  […]Read More

SIAB ‘Blog in a Bag’ No. 22: Our Charity Festival and what it means to us
Posted on Saturday April 29, 2017

Running a charity is hard. You’re constantly trying to come up with new ways to fundraise and capture the imagination of people to part with their hard earned cash. 2006 saw the first Piers Simon Concert, held in memory of Piers on the family farm where the charity is still based. It was in collaboration with popular […]Read More