Year 8 Challenge

Year 8 Challenge

Year 8 children at CCJS took on a Dragon Den style challenge to raise funds for Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), the school charity.   

The pupils had a week to devise and produce an alternative school newspaper to be sold to parents, staff and pupils at the school fete.   

Having agreed on a name for their project the groups of Year 8 pupils prepared a three-minute Dragon Den style pitch to teachers from both CCJS and College outlining their business strategy, how they worked together to create their newspaper, and why people should buy their paper.  The most impressive newspaper and the best business model each won £10 towards their production costs.   

This broad based challenge required ICT, maths, English, art (both photography and layout) – and team work to be a success.   

Overall Year 8 raised £450 for RDA -- £300 clear profit and £150 printing costs (which were kindly waived by CCJS).   

The Junior Catch (Editor: Georgie Fowler) raised the most money with an impressive total of £134 and the Summer Times (Editor: Antonia Odebgaro) sold the most with 70 copies flying off the stand on the day.   

Congratulations to everyone who took part!  

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