De Aston students spread festive cheer at Market Rasen Christmas Market

A group of Year 12 Enterprise students from De Aston School joined in the festivities and raised over £250 at the Market Rasen Christmas Market last weekend.

The class split into two teams to raise funds on their stall at Market Rasen’s annual Christmas Market in the town’s historic market square on Saturday 30 November 2019.

The girls team sold cones and jars of hot chocolate, which they had decorated themselves, for £1 and £2.

Meanwhile the boys team utilised a basketball hoop they made in Design Technology to run a Santa-themed basketball game. They sold entries for £1 for adults and 50p for children, with the aim of shooting through the hoop to win a prize.

Also on the stall students ran a guess how many sweets in the jar competition, and sold advertising space to local businesses. This impressive range of business approaches helped them to raise over £250 throughout the day.

The entrepreneurial students’ next challenge is entering the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ BASE competition.

BASE is a team competition for 16-17 year olds throughout the UK, challenging them to apply the skills and knowledge they have learned to real-life business scenarios.

Teacher Mr Haigh has challenged the group to make it through to the national finals of the competition.

Business and Enterprise students have the opportunity to get involved in a range of different extra-curricular activities to help boost their knowledge and skills. Find out more about Business at De Aston.

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