Tuesday 25th November 2008 by C. Freeman
Year 10 students have presented their fund-raising ideas to a 'Dragon's Den' style panel and now the best ones will be implemented to raise funds at a Christmas Market. All profits will go to a charity that provides aid in the Gambia.
Miss Stringer was one of the 'dragons' that graded the students' ideas for inventiveness, team work and profitability. Now the most creative schemes have been selected with sparkly stationery, a wheel of fortune and African-related games played on electronic consoles being among the money-spinning activities being prepared for the market in December.
Funds will go to The Educational Project, which is run by local couple Brian and June Cox. The charity provides food, clothing and necessities to many in the Gambia, as well as undertaking bigger projects like building schools and reinstating water supplies. Brooke Weston has supported their work for many years with a variety of mufti days and charity events.
Tutor group 10B had a lot of success at the Dragons' Den presentation with many of their fundraising ideas being selected for the market. Their tutor, Mr Clasper told them: 'These ideas which you are now going to put into action will make a huge difference to people thousands of miles away.'