Winchmore School raises more than £500 in 'tenner challenge'

Winchmore School pupils with Dragon's Den star Duncan Bannatyne

Winchmore School pupils with Dragon's Den star Duncan Bannatyne

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Pupils from an Enfield school have raised more than £500 in 24 hours after starting with a tenner in a business challenge.

Winchmore School in Laburnum Grove, Winchmore Hill, took on the ‘Young Enterprise Tenner Relay’ where the school sets out to raise as much money in 24 hours after starting with just a £10 note.

The school started with a ‘through the night’ raffle, followed by pupils making breakfast for the school’s staff and finishing with a concert from the headmaster Jim Owen’s band Damon.

Pupils aged 15 to 17 spent their ten pounds on the initial raffle prize, and their eventual profit was £576.49, which is being donated to the North London Hospice organization.

Wendy Winter, economic wellbeing coordinator at the school added: “This is a wonderful enterprise opportunity for our students and is something in which we can involve our whole school community.’’

The school celebrated its achievements by presenting Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne and Chris Salmon, chief cashier of the Bank of England with a cheque of the total raised by all ten schools taking part in the challenge.

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