Enterprising Pupils Raise £875 for Children in Need
Our girls transformed an initial £80 donation into a whopping £875 for Children in Need following a ‘Dragons Den’ style competition to pitch ideas for a Pudsey-themed fundraiser.
The school’s Social Enterprise Club had two weeks to come up with ideas and produce a business plan setting out what they would do to raise the most money for the annual charity appeal. Four teams of students then pitched their business plans to a panel of judges to explain how they would use a £20 start-up budget to fund a series of activities across the school. Each business plan included financial projections and details of their fundraising ideas.
After impressing the judges, all four teams were given a £20 donation to put their ideas into practice by organising a week of activities to raise money for disadvantaged young people.
Throughout the week, the teams have held a Children in Need marketplace during lunchtimes. Pupils have been able to buy a wide selection of Pudsey-themed goodies from cakes, waffles and pizza to Pudsey tattoos. The girls have taken part in charity challenges and games too, such as pin the bandana on Pudsey and a cupcake design contest.
The enterprise, creativity and generosity of pupils over the course of the school’s Children in Need week has resulted in the initial £80 donation increasing more than ten-fold to raise a grand total of £875 for the charity.
Mariya Mohmed, a member of the Social Enterprise Club, said:
“Children in Need week was really enjoyable. We worked as a team to raise money for a great cause and learnt a lot of skills that I can use in my future.
“When we looked into supporting Children in Need, we realised there are young people who are not as blessed as us, so it was a fantastic chance to help them. We were very happy to see our friends giving money to charity. I hope we can make a difference to the lives of children that are less fortunate.”
Assistant Principal Amina Modan said:
“We encourage all students at the school to get involved in charitable fundraising. Raising £875 is a fantastic achievement for such a worthy cause which will contribute to the charity’s outstanding work with the most vulnerable children. I am extremely proud of them all. ”