Woodseats kids show they're the Biz

A Sheffield primary school has taken part in a fundraising challenge to raise cash for St Luke's Hospice

Tuesday, 28th March 2017, 5:00 am

A team of 12 children were selected from years five and six at Woodseats Primary, to take part in the BizKids Challenge.

The challenge is designed to broaden children’s experience of enterprise, help to develop their relationships with the community, and inform them about the work of St Luke’s, all whilst raising money to help continue this work.

A spokesman for the school said: “Biz Kids is an amazing opportunity for schools, businesses and St Luke’s to work together.

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“Over the last five years, Biz Kids has raised more than £50,000 for St Luke’s and its patients. The project is an exciting opportunity for students to create their own enterprising project and raise vital funds for St Luke’s.

“The project involves pairing schools with local businesses, who provide the school with a £100 seed fund. Along with support from the business, and a St Luke’s volunteer, the school has 10 weeks to grow the seed fund as much as possible through their own enterprising project.

“This is the first time that Woodseats School has taken part in the project. 12 children were chosen, from a large number of applicants, who met regularly at lunchtime to plan and organise enterprising activities. We have had a none-uniform day, a popular lunchtime film club, a Terrific Thursday event with a bun sale, a guess the name of the bear, guess how many Haribos in a jar and a massive raffle prize stall.

“All in all we raised an amazing total of £1,362.17 - a really great result!”