Waid Academy Transform their Tenners!

S2 students at The Waid Academy in Anstruther showed their entrepreneurial skills by raising a whopping £2,000 for Frontline Fife through The Tenner Challenge!  The Challenge is a national project for young people aged 11 - 19 and gives them the opportunity to take a business idea and turn it into reality by starting with £10 to take calculated risks, make a profit and make a difference to their nominated charity.

There were 29 groups in total from the school.  Projects included selling organic candles, stationery, hosting coffee mornings and sponsored walks.  Irene Bett (Teacher of Business Education, The Waid Academy) explained;

"The aims of the Challenge were to;

  • Encourage teamwork.
  • Improve communications and confidence skills.
  • Improve organisation skills.
  • Raise awareness of social causes.
  • Encourage empathy, participation and volunteering."

Jennifer O'Neill, Frontline Fife Levenmouth Co-ordinator attended the School Assembly on Friday, 22nd April and helped to judge the best group.  She commented "It was so hard to judge, all of the groups were great!  Even had a wee lump in my throat with all the presentations, what a great bunch of kids!"

The winning group - "Snowball Incoporated" produced personalised t-shirts and even sold some to India!

Photo (l - r):  Jack Harper, Peter Matthews, Jennifer O'Neill (FLF), Finlay Crowe, Jacob Petifer.