Sefton Park School have had another extraordinary month of fundraising for the Deki Tenner Tournament. Money is still coming in but the total is currently £4,537, smashing the school's previous total £2,420 which the children raised 2 years ago.
This year the children came up with an imaginative variety of money-making schemes including car washing, cake baking, Easter egg hunts, jewellery making, card making and dog walking. Year 5’s Evie Miller undertook the gruelling task of a day’s long sponsored silence, and George Faiello and Luc Goodwin sold their homemade Tiramisu at Prego Restaurant for a healthy profit. Lola Hill-Jones, also year 5 showed an extraordinary knack for business when she made sure her mum woke up early to go to Bristol Flower Market, buying flowers to make and sell Mother’s Day Bouquets. Misha Evan showed amazing stamina when cycled 50kms on a sponsored bike ride with his dad, on a loop in the Malverns. There was even a fun event called 'Sefton Parks Got Talent’ arranged by the children in the local Scout Hut which saw a judging panel and lots of entries. All entrants received Easter eggs that had been donated by local shops. The highlight of the month’s work was the Entrepreneurs' Sale in the playground after school when children sold items they had made – a special mention should go to teachers Mr Simpson and Mr Hogg who kindly agreed to play ‘Splat the Teacher’ – £1 for 3 wet sponges!!
This is just a small snapshot of what happened in the last month - there were so many business initiatives taking place it just isn’t possible to do all the children and supportive parents justice by mentioning them all. The winning team was from Kapok class, Syd, Frank Parsons, George Faiello, Luc Goodwin, Sol and Elliott raised an amazing £552 through much hard work and won a trip to Airhop.
The pupils have now voted on who they would like to make their first loans to. As the money is paid back each month the children as usual will manage who they continue to support with re-lending. To date, through careful monthly lending, the pupils have made 174 loans, totalling £12,530 and which means they will have directly impacted the lives of 1,000 people in Africa for the better through their hard work and close management of the money they have raised.