Posted: Sat 20th Jan 2018

Hawarden High School scores a hat-trick for Hope House Hospice

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Jan 20th, 2018

For the third year running year 10 students at Hawarden High School have raised over £3,000 for Hope House Hospice.

As part of year 10’s National Baccalaureate Qualification pupils took part in an enterprise and employability challenge where Hope House tasked them to come up with an innovative fundraising event, activity or service. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

As part of the Dragon’s Lair Challenge, Hope House invested £10 in each team who then had to try increase the stake. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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The students had to apply for a team role by assessing what skills they could bring to the group, they carried out SWOT analysis and extensive research before deciding on which idea would be worthy to pitch to a panel of local business representatives who would take on the role of the ‘dragons’. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The supported by staff, students hosted a ‘Christmas Extravaganza’ with stalls and activities ranging from a homemade soap stall, hair braiding services to Sumo Wrestling. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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In 2015 and 2016 Hawarden High School raised over £3,000 through this same initiative and they were determined to “score a hat-trick” with the Extravaganza in December 2017. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The students and staff from Hawarden High were thrilled to present a cheque of £3003.76 to Hope House at a recent presentation assembly. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Hope House area fundraiser Nicola Sciarillo said; ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the year 10 students at Hawarden High School; they have worked incredibly hard on their National Baccalaureate enterprise challenge, showcasing their business skills and presenting themselves in a professional manner throughout. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

I hope each and every student feels incredibly proud of what they achieved.  ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

They were determined from the outset to succeed in raising as much money as they possibly could for the local children and young people who are cared for by Hope House Children’s Hospices – and what an achievement it is, to receive a cheque for £3,003.76 is absolutely amazing – Thank you.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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