Kirklees Schools take up the global challenge

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Seven Kirklees schools are taking part in a global challenge to raise money for charity while developing their own entrepreneurial skills.

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Each of the schools has been given a £50 loan to generate as much as possible for their chosen charity.

They will then create their own business plan and come up with innovative ways to raise funds.

The winners will be the ones who raise the most, and they will be awarded a trophy by Kirklees Mayor Cllr Jim Dodds.

The challenge is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, designed to help young people begin their own businesses.

Birstall Primary, Almondbury Community School, Paddock JI&N, Netherhall Learning Campus, Fixby J&I, Joseph Norton Academy and Kirklees College will all be taking part. They can then sell their products at two Alternative Markets, taking place on November 13 and 19 in New Street, Huddersfield.

The Mayor of Kirklees, Cllr Jim Dodds said:

“It is vital that young people are given the opportunity in a fun way to discover what it is like to run their own business.

“We have a great track record in Kirklees of setting up this kind of opportunity through schemes like Alternative Market and All Good in the Hudd, and this is another way we can give them that chance.

“There are some really talented and entrepreneurial young people across the district and it will be great to see what innovative ideas they come up with.”

The competition will run throughout November, with schools donating their final amount at the end of the month.

Everyone taking part will be invited to an awards event and prize giving at Kirklees College in December.

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