primary dementia project - Nantwich Education Partnership (1)

Primary schools across Nantwich have raised more than £800 for a hospital dementia appeal as part of a school project.

Ten primary schools were involved in a Business Enterprise project organised by the Nantwich Education Partnership.

The aims of the project were to develop an understanding of how businesses work, the importance of teamwork, and through this to raise money for local charities.

Children were put into teams of five and each team was given £5 to set up a business.

There is also a competitive element to the project, where local business men and women (known as the Dragons) questioned the finalists to see who will be crowned Business Enterprise Champions for the year.

Project organisers Simon Dyson, Head of Highfields, and Hazel Brown, Head of St Anne’s, said: “We would like to thank everyone involved with the project for making it a huge success, particularly Peter Mascarenhas for organising all of the ‘Dragons’ and Brine Leas and Malbank Schools for hosting the finals.”

Carole Salmon, community fundraiser for Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity, added: “This was a brilliant way for us to engage with local school children.

“I sat in on the judging panels and the children’s answers showed great imagination and enthusiasm.

“The donated money will benefit our Dementia Appeal so massive thanks to all involved.”

The six schools in the town – Highfields, Audlem, Weaver, Nantwich Primary Academy, St Anne’s and Millfields – decided to donate the proceeds from the project which totalled £820.20 to the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity Dementia Appeal.

This year’s winners were Millfields and Weaver.

(Pic: Carole Salmon, MCH Charity Community Fundraiser and some of the children involved in the project)

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