25 Tweets to Send Before Christmas #SocialAdvent 2015

This Christmas, we’re all going to get creative. Schools have had a great year on Twitter and you’re going to end it on a high. The problem many school marketers have is coming up with engaging content on a daily basis. We thought we could jump in and give you a hand.

Every day we are going to be setting a different challenge. So, for 25 days you will have something new to share on Twitter. The idea is that you will be able to share things that your communities will be interested in. It also helps you get into a rhythm of tweeting (and will hopefully inspire you too!). 

To take part, and be in for a chance to win daily prizes, post your tweets using #SocialAdvent. You will be able to follow along and find inspiring content from other schools. We will be monitoring #SocialAdvent every day and picking our favourite tweets for each badge.

Day 1

Seasons Greetings: Share a Twitter video - Christmas Greetings from the Head (and pin it to your profile)

WINNER: @NotreDameCobham for this excellent Twitter Video:

Day 2

6 Seconds Of Fame: Sell your school in 6 seconds using Vine (get creative!)

WINNER: @NottsHigh for this creative way of selling their school using Vine. Just ask your pupils for their favourite thing about your school.

Wow, 2,000 views already. That's engagement!

Day 3

Festive Feast: Share 4 photos of the best lunchtime food on offer at your school.

WINNER: @EagleHouseSch for this truly festive feast! YUM.

Day 4

Up Periscope: Periscope a lesson or event at your school. Maybe a science experiment?

WINNER: @Tormead_JS for live-streaming their Charity Dance Competition Final.

Day 5 (Sat)

Pin Up! Share your school Christmas Fayre posters & stories

WINNER: @PipersCornerSch for sharing 4 great photos of their Christmas Fair

Day 6 (Sun)

Poet's Corner: Share a festive poem, ditty, or limerick

WINNER: @DesscDubai for this festive AND social poem. Way to include #SocialAdvent in there!

Day 7

Educator: Quote Retweet top educational resource

WINNER: @GodolphinSchool for sharing @Edutopia - a great resource for inspirational educators

Day 8

Deck The Walls: Run a best decorated classroom competition. Share a photos of the winning classroom

WINNER: @BWPSchool for their brilliantly decorated classroom design!


Day 9

Postman: Christmas Card Day: Share photos of your best Christmas cards

WINNER: @BSB_KS2 for their wonderful, creative Christmas card design! 

Day 10

Once Upon A Time: Share an ‘on this day…’. interesting fact #TBT 

WINNER: @NottsHigh for their wonderful "on this day" story!

Day 11

#Treelapse: Create a timelapse of your Christmas tree being decorated (or lights flashing)

WINNER: @FelstedSchool for their wonderful digital tree-lapse! 


Day 12 (Sat)

Shining Star: Share an inspiring story about your alumni

WINNER: @NottsHigh win again! An inspirational tweet about Bill Payne! 


Day 13 (Sun) 

Community Service: Raise awareness for a community project linked to the school 

WINNER: Congratulations to @bablakeschool an amazing effort from the schools! 


Day 14

Motivator! Tweet a motivational/inspirational quote #MondayMotivation

WINNER: Congratulations @Marist_Schools for getting everybody motivated on twitter and winning day 14! 


Day 15

The Big 10! Ten days to go, share your  "Top Ten" favourite moments in the year - ask your pupils & teachers

WINNER: @BromsSchool with a great use of a Twitter thread! 


Day 16

Poller: Conduct a festive Twitter poll - Christmas Pudding or Cake? Baubles or Lights?

WINNER: Congratulations to @StGeorgesAscot for their brilliant emoji poll tweet! 🎅🌲🎁


Day 17

The Xmas Factor: Post an audio clip of your school singing a festive carol #SchoolCarols to SoundCloud

WINNER: Congratulations to @BryanstonSchool  a brilliant performance by the choir!

Day 18

#ChristmasJumperDay: Share your best Christmas Jumper efforts

WINNER: @Cokethorpe with a wonderful photo of their Junior School's Christmas jumpers!

Day 19 (Sat)

Comedian: Make us laugh with Christmas jokes (keep it clean!)

WINNER: @BSN_Netherlands with this cracker of a joke!

Day 20 (Sun)

Organiser: Create a Twitter list of your departmental-accounts. And tweet them out!

WINNER: @NLCS1850 for organising their departmental account into a Twitter list!

Day 21

Linguist: How many ways can you say Merry Christmas around the world?

WINNER: @SJCSouthsea for this awesome video from their students!

Day 22

I'm a Celebrity: Retweet. Share something that a celebrity might retweet

WINNER: They got it! @Winterfoldhs win day 22 with this tweet.

Day 23

Paparazzi: Share your best press clippings of the year

WINNER: Wow, what a year @PortsmouthHigh had! Great use of tagging influencers.

Day 24

White Christmas: No snow? Share your best snow pics of the school #TBT

WINNER: No snow this Christmas, in the UK :( but that didn't stop @BerkhamstedPrep from sharing snowier times.

Day 25:

 Santa: Schedule a Merry Christmas tweet! Bonus points for creativity.

WINNER: @Kingsley_School for sharing this excellent Christmas video! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Take a look at what schools did in 2014, and 2013.

Good luck!

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