Fundraising Ideas

Schoolyard Stories offers a variety of meaningful, healthy fundraising ideas based around publishing books.  Your students benefit from the fundraising activity itself, as well as the actual money raised for their school.

SYS publishes books created by children. Our aim to get kids excited about reading, writing, art and healthy eating by seeing their work published in a real book. Books are sold within your school community and all profits from sales go back to your school. Consider  allowing business to adversities within your publication. Sponsorships will increase your profits.

To boost sales try our personalised cover option.  Allow every student or family to create their own cover so that each book is unique.

Any book you choose to create will make a special gift and become a cherished family keepsake.

Here are our fundraising ideas, but you may have a better one that we’d be happy help you with:


Share tried and tested family recipes but creating a Cookbook. Don’t spend countless hours typing recipes.  Cookbooks can be done online and you can share the workload.  Every child can even create their very own cover!

Compilation Storybooks

Compilation storybooks can be run as a whole school or grade level literacy activity.  Each student writes a story and we compile them into a volume of works AND every child can create their own cover!


Students can collect and display their year’s work in a portfolio. Parents and teachers view portfolios online to to keep track of students progress. They are an excellent teaching and assessment tool.  Schoolyard Stories professionally prints and binds each portfolio at the end of the school year.  Portfolios are a great way to record each students school work and achievements.


Are you looking for a perfect end of year gift for your graduating class? Create a Yearbook.  Books are a meaningful and affordable.

Picture books and Novels

Children can create picture books and novels  and sell them within your school community. Your school could hold a book launch, book signings or a book fair? Books can be sold during a school fete or as part of book week.

For more details on the process go to how it works or contact us.

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