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Enterprising Pupils Raise Money for George Thomas Hospice Care

Former Commonwealth Light-heavyweight champion, Nicky Piper, writes about St John’s Junior pupils’ fundraising efforts:

‘George Thomas Hospice Care recently received a cheque for £500 from leading independent day school, St John’s College, thanks to a group of its enterprising year 6 pupils.’

‘As part of the school’s annual Enterprise Week, the boys and girls were tasked with forming a business idea, deciding on a company name and producing items to sell to make a profit. On the Monday the pupils were put into mixed groups and, throughout the day, they decided on what they were going to make, the name of their business and roles for each member. Tuesday and Wednesday saw the groups making their products. On Thursday they worked out the costs and made advertising posters in readiness for the big sale day on Friday. There were lots of things produced, such as Greeting Cards, Gift Boxes and cuddly toys.  Each group were very successful and also thoroughly enjoyed the week, learning lots of new skills along the way.’

‘Ella Searle said, “I really enjoyed Enterprise because it was fun and we made lots of things”. Oscar Harrison said, “Enterprise was really good fun and interesting. We learnt a lot”.’

‘The pupils made approximately £700 profit. They donated £500 to George Thomas Hospice and the remaining monies will purchase new playground equipment for their junior peers.’

‘Pictured is GTHC’s Corporate Fundraising and Events Manager, Nicky Piper, with the pupils from St John’s College who took part in Enterprise Week. Holding the cheque are twins, Eleri and Gabriel who recently received bereavement counselling from the charity.’

Nicky Piper

9 March 2015

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