£5 Challenge reaps great rewards.
Year 7's Creativity themed half term was signed off last week with a fantastic day of showcasing their amazing work. During dedicated lessons, students worked together in their pods to create a product/service/idea that would grow their £5 into a profit. "The efforts that went into this half term was just amazing" said Miss O'Neill, Head of Westgate6, "this has to be the best year so far for some unique ideas"
The theme culminated in a huge showcase of the students work with many visitors from staff and local business in attendance. The main 'judge' of the day was Scott Green from Mars Wrigley, who spoke to all the students and learned how hard Year 7 had worked to bring together their ideas to maximise profits. This included home made goodies such as cakes, samosa's, spring rolls and sweets. "I was really impressed with the team that made sugar free fruit jelly sweets that tasted amazing and ticked all the right boxes in terms of their business model, profits and relevant consumer targets" said Scott. In addition, the 'have a go' stalls were great fun including the 'Ball in the Bucket' idea that was so simple and yet raised over £45 for charity.
The Westgate School is proud to have raised over £600 to share between the two charities that were selected by Year 7; Slough Food Bank and BLESMA (British Limbless Ex Serviceman's Association).
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