Eleven groups across Y9 and Y10 competed in a head-to-head challenge to raise the most money for the chosen charity of the winning group, as part of the Tenner Challenge. After receiving an initial funding of ten pounds, each group with the support of a mentor began creating entrepreneurial ideas that could be achieved over a six week period. During the students’ free times they carried out their business plans, selling sweets, competing in games and racing remote control cars for the fastest lap in an attempt to raise the most amount of profit.
The winning group was Megalillie, a combination of Megan Short and Millie Matthews who managed to raise a staggering £119.95 through creative tombola raffles at break times.
Megalillie were the runaway leaders and the significant contributors of the total £469.54 that were raised. Megan and Millie each received a ten pound Meadowhall voucher each and a box of chocolates.
They chose to donate the profits to a charity close to their hearts, the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA); an organisation that provides information and helps support people affected by motor neurone disease.
A panel of judges from the Business Department gathered to find the most innovative idea within the Tenner Challenge groups. Byron Winter with his smelly scented lavender bags won the prize and a box of chocolates for his contributions.
MNDA have expressed their thanks to all participants involved with the Tenner Challenge and the contribution that they have made in supporting the charity.
Well Done to everyone who took part!