FCS Associates

FCS helps Biz Kids to be entrepreneurs of the future

May 1, 2015

Biz Kids is the annual Sheffield primary school fundraising business challenge organised by St Luke’s Hospice.  This year’s winners – selected from the 11 schools taking part across the city – were Tinsley Meadows Primary School and Pathways Academy.

The young students from Tinsley Meadows – who were supported throughout their campaign by Andy Sorsby of FCS Associates and Biz Kids ambassador Angela Rees – made and sold friendship bracelets, organised a ‘Guess the Teacher’ competition and held an Ice Bucket challenge, raising a final total of £1,223.

They were awarded the competition’s Key Learning Objective prize as the competition judges praised the children for their market research, their skills with problem solving, their product service and design prowess and their financial literacy.

“There was lots of evidence of understanding finances,” the judges said. “The children looked at profit and made sure they weren’t making a loss as well as forecasting your income.

“They identified their target audiences – parents, fellow students and members of staff – they offered a range of products to suit all target audiences and took feedback on board to improve products.”

St Luke’s Community Fundraising Manager Clare Robinson commented: “Every year we mare amazed at the ingenuity and enthusiasm shown by our young Biz Kids. Their fundraising has helped make a real difference to the lives of patients at St Luke’s.”

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