Students Support Local Community

A group of A-Level students from Cadbury College raise funds for charity

This year, a group of nineteen students from a Specialist Sixth Form College in Kings Norton raised an impressive £500 for charity as part of their enrichment programme.  The students were split into four groups and took part in Young Enterprise, which aims “to inspire and equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise”. The enterprise programme requires students to form a business and elect a board of directors among themselves, raise share capital, then create, sell, and market products, attempting to generate profits.

The Cadbury College students undertook a multitude of activities for their respective businesses, including fresh eggs, cake, chocolate, ice cream and milkshake sales, an exciting X-Box challenge and packing shopping bags at their local Sainsbury’s store.

When deciding what activities their businesses could run, the A-Level students were very creative with generating ideas.  They used their own contacts to buy in the sweets at cost price, and pitched to Greggs Bakery to ask for donations. They also made use of their photographic skills during the programme, taking photographs to sell.

The £500 profit that they raised was divided up and donated to four prevalent charities; Women’s Aid, Children in Need, Cancer Research and Islamic Relief.

Cadbury College is a Specialist Sixth Form College based in South Birmingham, offering over 50 A-Level and Level 3 courses to students from over 130 schools. Charity fundraising is plentiful at the college, with activities and events running throughout the academic year, where students, parents and teachers can get involved.  In September 2014, the college raised almost £260 for Macmillan Cancer Support by hosting a coffee morning.  November 2014 saw students raise just under £315 for Children in Need.  During the transition into the New Year, students supported local WE ACT projects as part of their enrichment activities. They raised £50 and a huge array of toiletries for the WE WON’T REST campaign, fighting homelessness. Alongside this, the students raised and donated 19.1 kilograms of food, which is enough for 46 meals for the WE SCARE HUNGER project. More recently, and involving our teachers, we have raised over £160 for Comic Relief.  These are just a few of the many charitable activities and events going on at Cadbury Sixth Form College each year, and there is always more to come.

Well done to all the students who have taken part and supported these fantastic causes.

Image, from left to right:

Adanna Waite | Marta Woloszczuk | Shafiya Mougamadou | Kainat Gul | Sumaya Hussein

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