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Pupils’ BIG challenge gives boost to local charities

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Pupils’ BIG challenge gives boost to local charities

25 April 2018

A team of pupils from Stocksbridge High School have raised £280 for charity after coming up with a bright business venture as part of Sheffield’s city wide BIG Challenge.  

The enterprise initiative is aimed at encouraging pupils in years 7 to 11 to come up with their own business idea, establish it as a venture and successfully run it. 

Year seven pupils Noah Kitchen, Harrison Dimelow and James Wheeler came up with their business “Literary Lanterns” - the initiative was based around up-cycling glass jars into attractive lanterns featuring extracts from classic books into the design. 

The Literary Lanterns team were one of the youngest to enter across the city and out of 200 entrants made it to the final 22 and won the “Flying Start” award for managing to secure a market stall at Fox Valley for the centre’s busy Christmas market. 

The team agreed to donate a quarter of their profits from the market to Fox Valley’s chosen charity- Stocksbridge Leisure Centre - and have now donated £70 to the centre manager Sandra Barley. 

The boys decided they would donate ALL their profits from the Fox Valley Market to charity and other groups to benefit from the enterprise include three which are close to the boys’ hearts; Prader Willi Syndrome Association as Noah’s cousin has the syndrome, McMillan Cancer Relief in memory of James’ grandparent and Rain Rescue, a local animal rescue charity where Harrison rescued his family dog. 

The team made a total of £600 throughout the whole project by creating the attractive lanterns in lots of different shapes and sizes. 

Sandra Barley, centre manager at Fox Valley, said: “We’ve all been really impressed with how the team put forward their business idea and approached us to be considered for the market in the run up to Christmas. 

It’s great that their endeavours have helped our chosen charity as well as so many other great causes. The boys should be really proud of what they have achieved.” 

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