Schools and colleges

We understand that teachers are already challenged in every aspect of their role and finding time and resources to support charities can be tough. That’s why we are here to help however we can – all you need to do is contact us. Our Community Fundraising Team, would love to hear from you.

We would be delighted to give an assembly or interactive session to explain the care we provide and how your support can help.

Primary schools

Get in touch with us to find out more about our materials to support learning about Shooting Star Children’s Hospices, paediatric palliative care and fundraising in conjunction with the national curriculum. Or download our music therapy teaching resources or Education and Youth pack to get started.

Secondary schools and colleges

Why not support Shooting Star Children’s Hospices as part of your DofE volunteering section? Check out our DofE page for more information.

Or, why not represent Shooting Star Children’s Hospices through the First Give Project? Get started with our First Give guide and First Give information sheet.


We would love to visit your school and explain the important role hospices play in many families’ lives. We can run an interactive session or whole school assembly where we can learn, read, talk, explore and understand more about children’s hospices together. All of our assembly themes are pupil-friendly and age-appropriate, focusing on all the fun and laughter that fills our hospices.

These assemblies are completely free of charge, and led by a member of our Community Engagement Team or an experienced volunteer ambassador. We are able to adapt our visit to fit with your current term’s themes or topics, or to the experiences of staff and students at your school. We can also provide seasonal assemblies, around Christmas, Easter, Lent or other religious holidays. Our main goal is to spread awareness of how Shooting Star Children’s Hospices make every moment count for babies, children and young people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families.

KS1 Assembly

Our primary school assembly is based around a virtual tour of one of our hospices. Throughout the PowerPoint presentation, children will learn about our sensory rooms, hydrotherapy pool and all the fun activities we have on offer. We’re always sure to engage with pupils by asking questions throughout, and giving them the opportunity to ask questions as we go along. There are very few topics more difficult to discuss with children than serious illness and death, but our assembly can broach these subjects in an accessible and sensitive way.

KS2 Assembly

Our secondary school assembly is also based around a virtual tour of one of our hospices. Many students will start the presentation with a preconceived (generally negative) idea of hospices, often stemming from exposure to adult hospices, but throughout the assembly we challenge these notions. Together we explore how our sensory rooms help children to relax, our music therapy team provide emotional release to siblings of life-limited children and the importance of memory making for families.

Book an assembly for your school or class

If you would like to arrange for us to come in and give an assembly, please fill in your details using the form below and we will be in touch soon.

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