Festive attire for charity

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STUDENTS and staff at Rastrick High School were sporting a variety of beautifully customised Christmas jumpers as part of a festive non-uniform day.

Year nine design and technology textiles students, aptly named ‘Santa’s Little Helpers’, have been working hard making Christmas jumpers to sell in school to raise funds for the Prince’s Trust as part of an enterprise challenge.

The aim of the challenge is to engage students in enterprise activity; to give the students personal experience of how business works while raising funds for The Prince’s Trust.

Students have used a variety of techniques including applique, laser cutting and digital printing to create festive motifs including Christmas trees, snowmen, robins and snowflakes to then sew on to jumpers.

The aim of Challenge 500 is to achieve £500 profit, giving students the opportunity to develop their enterprise capability, their financial capability and business and economic understanding through managing their finances in a business context and making informed choices between alternative uses of scarce resources. By participating they will have the opportunity to create and implement new ideas, to take a risk and respond to change.

Teacher Sarah Cove said: “I’m immensely proud of the hard work and creativity they have put into this project. The teamwork shown in the class for the past few months has been amazing and I am amazed at how well they have risen to the challenge.”

The jumpers have so far raised over £500 for the charity.

The Prince’s Trust helps young people across the UK who are struggling to fulfil their potential because of the obstacles and barriers they face.

The Trust has helped more than 600,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each working day.