Children at Thorneyholme RC Primary School in Dunsop Bridge have raised £1020.20 for NW Air Ambulance and Pets as Therapy in a host of creative ways, after studying the parable of the three talents.
The children (and staff!) were loaned £5 each and tasked with keeping a diary and making the money grow, in order to donate the proceeds to this year’s two chosen charities.
Staff and parents were thrilled with the myriad of creative ideas the children came up with.
Key Stage One Teacher Jackie Entwistle explains: “'The Three Talents Challenge' was launched at the end of October and has seen our young entrepreneurs create everything from bookmarks, beeswax food covers and jewellery, to cakes, Christmas decorations and more. They’ve hosted coffee mornings, arranged curry nights, organised raffles, touted treasure maps and sold eggs, all while keeping track of their income and expenditure like real businesses."
“The teachers got involved too and I was baking bread before and after school; it’s certainly kept us all busy! And it’s been fantastic to see the children so keen to support these charities in the valuable work they do.
“Once the initial investment had been returned, the collective profit to share between the two charities was £979.20. We’re all exceptionally proud of the creative and generous children here at Thorneyholme – and they deserve to be very proud of themselves too.”