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Fundraising ideas are on the money

Published on 17/05/17

Business-savvy students at Thetford Academy have received awards from the town mayor after raising hundreds of pounds for charity.

The school’s Year 10 and 11 business enterprise students were challenged to come up with ideas for a school fundraising day for Comic Relief.

Team ‘Go Red’ - Konnor Dixon, Priyanka Jadhav, and Emilia Sarnecka – took the prize for the most profitable idea, raising £892.22 with their non-uniform and teacher dress-up day.

The students worked tirelessly over ten weeks to pitch their ideas to the school’s leadership team, write business plans, calculate their projected profits, and prepare for the big day.

They organised their own marketing campaigns, designing posters and flyers, and promoting their ideas in assemblies.

Other businesses included cupcake selling, car washing, a photo booth, and a temporary tattoo parlour.

The total amount raised for Comic Relief was an impressive £1,604.52.

Mayor Terry Jermy presented the winning team with their awards, praising their efforts on Twitter: “My pleasure to visit Thetford Academy and congratulate students on their achievements. Very impressed with all students and staff!”