Sheffield Park Academy’s enterprising students help raise money for charity
Sheffield Park Academy’s Year 11 students put their business brains to the test when they were given a week to come up with a variety of money making schemes, helping raise funds for charity.
Run in the spirit of the Master Cutler’s Challenge, the event saw the budding entrepreneurs split up into 10 teams with each one given a £50 start-up fund and asked to turn a profit by the end of the week.
Last week’s event culminated in a mini fair, held in the academy’s main hall, with the Year 11’s setting up stall and selling their wares to their fellow academy students. Stands and activities included personalised mug painting, tombola, name the bear competition and football tournament.
The winning team was ‘Cool Runnings’, who helped the initiative to raise over £500, with all monies to be donated to the Master Cutler’s Challenge charities, Help the Heroes and the Brathay Trust, which supports children and young people in the Sheffield City region with mental health, physical and emotional wellbeing issues.
Commented Sheffield Park Academy Headteacher Craig Dillon:
"The students worked very hard and came up with some fantastic fundraising ideas for this very worthwhile cause. I am very proud of the dedication and entrepreneurship that they displayed throughout.”