One of the best purchases you can make for your activity program is a carnival spinning wheel. They can be purchased from Amazon or from a party supply store. Some schools choose to rent them – usually for a casino night, but when you have one on hand, it is immediately useful in so many events.
The spinning wheel can be used for gr 9 welcome, carnivals or spirit days (where students spin for free) or for fundraisers (students pay to spin). This particular one has 12 spots for prizes which can be hand drawn with dry erase or covered with paper. It also comes with a custom school logo or whatever you wish to include in the centre.
Tanenbaum CHAT, Toronto