During the STEM festival, the gym was used as the location for a very successful ‘Pennies to Pounds’ Fair, where over one hundred buddy groups sold their goods and products over two days. Prior to the start of the fair, students in each buddy group had been working hard to raise capital for their business by selling shares to friends and family. They then marketed and made their products in preparation for the big selling opportunity. There was a wide range of goods on offer: food, drinks, handmade cards, soaps, raffles and tombolas, jewellery, to name only a few. The groups will now have to record their business costs and profits and pay back their shareholders. Each buddy group has chosen a charity that they would like to donate their profits to, with a range of local and national charities represented. The fairs were supported superbly by the school community and it was fantastic to see students of all ages working together to make their businesses a success.
Associate Assistant Headteacher