Big Vote


Last year, we received over 13,274 votes from primary pupils in the Big Vote to mark the 10 Year Anniverary of our Make a Difference Challenge social action project.

The Make a Difference Challenge is a child-led social action project for Key Stage 2 that supports pupils in identifying, researching and addressing a cause or concern that they want to do something about.

In December 2017, children across the country voted for their top concern from the ten most frequently chosen social and environmental issues over ten years of the Make a Difference Challenge. Cancer won the vote by a significant margin, indicating that cancer matters to children in the UK.

The top 10 causes were:

  • Cancer - 2,980 votes
  • Animal Welfare - 2,333 votes
  • Endangered animals - 2,173 votes
  • Homelessness - 1,858 votes
  • The Environment - 975 votes
  • Supporting elderly people - 793 votes
  • Road Safety - 778 votes
  • Anti-social behaviour - 615 votes
  • Children's well being - 604 votes
  • Regeneration of local area or amenity - 165 votes

To receive our FREE lesson that encourages children to talk about cancer, find out how to keep themselves and others healthy and plan a day of action on cancer prevention, please complete the form below.


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