Waid pupils right at home with challenge

S2 students at Waid Academy showed their entrepreneurial skills recently by raising a highly impressive £2000 for Frontline Fife.

Sunday, 15th May 2016, 11:00 am
Waid's winning 'Snowball Incorporated' team with Jennifer O'Neill

The group works to combat homelessness and assist people who may be faced with a housing crisis.

The Anstruther students gathered the money through the Tenner Challenge, a national project for young people aged 11-19.

It gives them the opportunity to take a business idea and turn it into reality by starting with £10 to take calculated risks in the business field, make a profit and make a difference.

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There were 29 groups in total from the school.

Projects included selling organic candles, stationery, hosting coffee mornings and sponsored walks.

Irene Bett, Waid’s teacher of business education, explained the challenge had a number aims.

These included the encouragement of teamwork, plus improvement of communication and confidence skills.

The challenge also hoped to enhance organisation skills, raise awareness of social causes, and encourage empathy, participation and volunteering.

Jennifer O’Neill, Frontline Fife Levenmouth (FLF) co-ordinator, attended a school assembly and helped to judge the best group.

She said: “It was so hard to judge, all of the groups were great!

“I even had a wee lump in my throat with all the presentations.

What a great bunch of kids!”

The winning group – ‘Snowball Incorporated’ – produced personalised t-shirts and even sold some to customers in India.

Through teamwork, Frontline Fife is committed to working with people from all walks of life with a variety of needs and experiences to help them ‘be at home’.

It says its aim is to end homelessness across the Kingdom by taking preventative action and supporting people to transform their lives for independent and sustainable living.

It has premises in Cupar, Leven, Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline.