Youngsters show they mean business

The Firs School Chester was delighted with the success of its annual Business Enterprise Scheme.

The aim of the scheme is to raise business awareness among pupils, encourage team work in a realistic environment and raise money for charity.

This year the scheme raised more than £700 for the Firs School’s selected charities.

The Business Enterprise Scheme was sponsored for the third year running by Gas Safe Europe Ltd, a company that helps protect people from the harm caused by carbon monoxide poisoning by supplying a range of smoke alarm testing equipment and ancillary products.

Managing director of Gas Safe Europe Ltd and current Firs parent John Stones had the difficult task of choosing a winning team.

Team Googlies (Olivia McGill, Lucas Fesser and Arabella Sernberg) were announced as winners as their handmade glove puppets and candles from recycled rubbish raised £123 with a starting cost of just £10.

The winning team had their name engraved on the Gas Safe Cup and received their own individual miniature cups along with cinema vouchers. All runners-up received medals and certificates.

Mr Stones said: “This year the level was excellent and the money made quite equal. It was difficult to pick a winner but the winning team produced an excellent folder and just made the most profit.”

Headteacher Lucy Davies added: “We established the Firs Business Enterprise Scheme to inspire the pupils to think in detail about how they could make an idea work commercially and also raise money for charity. All the teams showed great enthusiasm and business acumen and they should all be very proud of their achievements.”


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