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For the last few years, Barnardos have been running a scheme in schools to raise funds for the excellent work that they do. Each participating school attends on open day and receives a cheque for one hundred and twenty pounds to set up a business. A group of pupils from each school runs the business, with each pupil having a specific role such as advertising, finance and marketing.

Our group this year worked well and organised a lot of activities which included:

Shopping trip to the Trafford Centre in Manchester
Catering for cross country race
Home made cakes
School disco
Daily tuck shop
Weekend trip to Tan Y Graig

Unfortunately the trip to Tan Y Graig had to be cancelled due to the foot and mouth outbreak but it was still a good idea as it showed that sometimes things don't always go to plan! Overall the group made a profit of eight hundred and fifty five pounds, of which the pupils get to keep twenty five percent to spend on something that benefits the Business Studies Department.

I would especially like to thank Katie Sweeney and Rebecca Swetnam for their outstanding efforts towards the business setup. They both showed an acute awareness of what was needed together with on uncanny knock for making money, not to mention their sheer hard hard work and commitment. Well done ladies!

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