St Marie’s Primary School, Sheffield was one of 15 schools that recently took part in St Luke’s Hospice Biz Kids Challenge.
The pioneering initiative sees primary schools and businesses work together to raise money for St Luke’s by encouraging the children to work on fundraising activities and promote young entrepreneurial activities. The Biz Kid Challenge raised over £13,000 this year.
St Marie’s, Year 5 Biz Kids Team, worked with Sheffield United Community Foundation and raised a total of £2,004! This was the first time a school had ever reached the £2000 mark. The children worked tirelessly in the 6 week window by holding sponsored walks, baking cakes, making and selling puppets, holding competitions, etc. Their most popular activity was putting the teachers in the stocks!
Deputy Headteacher, John Fernandes said, “At St Marie’s we like to give our pupils the widest range of opportunities to learn vital life skills. During the Biz Kids project they have covered topics ranging from setting up a profitable business, managing money, dealing with the public, teamwork and sales. The children have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They have shown great resilience, reciprocity and endeavour by raising over £2000 for St Luke’s Hospice. We are all very proud of them.”
Fran Morley from St Luke’s Hospice is pictured receiving the cheque from the children.