Working with an external Financial Advisor from September 2016 to Christmas, students in Year 7 were set the challenge in their Personal Development lessons to use enterprising ideas to raise money for community-based projects. The idea being that we help our students to see the benefits of planning for the future, whilst also being a responsible, caring member of the community.

The Moore Foundation is a Warrington-based charitable trust aimed at providing financial and practical support to a wide range of young people, and it was decided with we would split the money raised between The Moore Foundation and the funding for the Senior Citizens Christmas party.

Many students took part in the initiative, utilising a range of entrepreneurial skills to ‘grow their money’, such as team working, planning, budgeting, risk and reward. One student, Callum Rocliffe (7U), independently raised £188.50! A fantastic effort which has enabled us to donate a sum of £133.33 to The Moore Foundation. Well done to our Year 7 students and many thanks to Mark Jones, Assured Wealth and Estate Planning Ltd, for giving his time, expertise and support to our students in this project.