DT Christmas Fair raises money for charities.
On 11th and 12th December Year 7 pupils hosted the annual DT Christmas Fair as part of their Enterprise project.
Pupils worked in small teams to design and make a batch of Christmas products that could be sold to raise money for a local charity.
Prior to making their products pupils were required to think carefully about the target client for their products and suitable materials/ingredients that would work well for their designs. All products were manufactured using a variety of materials/ ingredients e.g. Textiles, wood, plastic or food. During the project pupils delegated key job roles to each member of their team i.e. Project Manager, Production Manager, Creative Design Manager and Marketing and Finance Manager. These job roles enabled pupils to further develop their Personal Learning and Thinking Skills as well as their mathematical skills, understanding of batch production and quality control.
Year 7 pupils raised £375.92 which will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support and The Trussell Trust Cheddar Valley Foodbank.
Macmillan Cancer Support are supporters, health and social care professionals, volunteers and campaigners who provide support, energy and inspiration to people affected by cancer and their families.
Macmillan Cancer Support are keen to help those people affected by cancer feel more in control of their lives and the money raised will help them to do so during a very difficult time.
The Trussell Trust Cheddar Valley Foodbank provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis.
‘I am very proud of all the Year 7 pupils because they have produced a some fantastic products that show creativity. Pupils have put in a lot of hard work and shown great dedication in wanting to make this Christmas Fair a success for two such worthy charities.’