Enterprising youngsters boost charities


Enterprising youngsters from a school near Cockermouth have boosted two charities.

Year 5 and Year 6 children at Broughton Primary School took part in the Bright Stars scheme, an enterprise challenge run by the Centre for Leadership Performance.

They created celebration hampers which could be used for a range of occasions, such as birthdays and Mothers' Day. They sold them for £5 each and made £600.

Half of the profits went into school funds, the remainder was split between two charities: Diabetes UK and Unicef, which were each given £150.

A spokesperson said: "The pupils decided which charities to support. Diabetes UK is close to the heart of some of our pupils, as they have siblings and other family members with the condition."

More than 120 people took part in a digital treasure hunt organised by the school on Sunday. It raised £350 for school funds.

Thirty teams were given pictures of 12 locations/objects in the village which they had to find with the aid of a map and clues. They then had to take a photo of them as proof.

All the participants then returned to school for hot dogs and drinks.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 3:33PM
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