Posted: Mon 6th Feb 2017

Budding entrepreneur’s from Hawarden High School raise a massive £3171 for Hope House

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Feb 6th, 2017

Watch out Sir Alan Sugar – Hawarden High School don’t have a boardroom full of potential entrepreneur’s- they have a whole year group!

Year 10 students at Hawarden High School are busy studying for their GCSE’s. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

One of those qualifications – the Welsh Baccalaureate, requires them to embark on is an enterprise and employability challenge, learning valuable skills which can be transferred to the work place. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Hope House Children’s Hospices tasked the students to come up with an innovative fundraising event, activity or service which would see them double, triple or even quadruple the £10 investment that the charity invested in each team as part of the Hope House Dragon’s Lair Challenge. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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The students had to apply to be in a team, demonstrating what skills they could bring they also carried out a SWOT analysis and research before deciding on which idea to pitch to a panel of local business guru’s. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

[miptheme_quote author=”Year 10 Student” style=”boxquote text-left”]I was so nervous before going in to pitch to the Dragons, i had never done anything like that before. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

As a team our idea was strong and i knew it would be successful but we had to convince the Dragons to invest in us. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

They gave us great feedback and we received our £10 investment which meant we could buy the resources needed to run our activity.[/miptheme_quote] ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Last year the school raised over £3,000 through this same initiative, students were determined to raise as much money for Hope House, a charity which provides specialist nursing care and support to local children and their families, and beat last years total. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Needless to say the school were thrilled to present a cheque of £3,171.03 to Hope House at a recent presentation assembly. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A spokesperson from Hope House said

We cannot thank Hawarden High School for their continued support – this is a fabulous amount to have raised and we are completely blown away by the professionalism and determination these young people have shown throughout this challenge.
We hope they feel a huge sense of pride as this money will go directly to care for local children with life limiting medical conditions. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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