Enterprising students take on businesses for charity appeal

Children from Class 3 of St Catharine’s School washing cars as part of a business project to raise funds to buy solar light panels for a seminary in Eritrea in the Horn of Africa.

Children from Class 3 of St Catharine’s School washing cars as part of a business project to raise funds to buy solar light panels for a seminary in Eritrea in the Horn of Africa.

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YOUNG entrepreneurs at a Chipping Campden school took on a special business project to raise money for others.

After hearing news of an appeal from Father Kifel to raise funds to install solar panels to light the seminary where he teaches in Eritrea in the Horn of Africa, children at St Catharine’s Primary School decided to take action.

Youngsters in Class 3 launched businesses as their task for Lent with all profits going to the appeal.

They even raised their own start-up funds to get them going which they spent wisely to accumulate more money.

Their businesses saw them car washing, cake-baking, being arty, leading gymnastics clubs, selling second-hand toys, grooming dogs and running a sweet shop.

They ran on three consecutive Fridays during Lent and children from across the school and parents were invited to come along to participate and shop.

Headteacher Mrs Joanne Welch said: “The ideas are all their own and they used their unique talents to raise funds to help others.

"We thought that as our school moto is ‘Let Your Light Shine’ we could use our skills to ‘Let Their Light Shine’. I am incredibly proud of what the children have achieved.”

More than £500 was raised by the entrepreneurs which they plan to donate to the appeal.

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