Enterprise and Care at Holy Spirit School

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Students from Holy Spirit School in Ringwood North at their fundraiser for CatholicCare.6 December 2018

Holy Spirit School in Ringwood North raised $2,400 for CatholicCare through a Small Business Expo held at the school last term. Year 5 and 6 students were challenged to work together in groups to develop a small business in which they would sell handcrafted items.

The students worked to create a marketable and unique product or service, some of which included handmade bracelets, bows and hair decorations, ‘slime’, bookmarks, greeting cards, knitted scarves, and providing hand massages.

They also created websites and flyers to promote their businesses (with a minimal amount of paper and/or cardboard allocated to each group), and developed slideshows to highlight the goods they were going to sell.

This fundraising activity was part of a religious education unit, focused on taking action in relation to social welfare/justice that would help others in their community.

Holy Spirit School was given a Certificate of Appreciation which was presented to the principal, Mr Duncan Arendse, along with some seeds to grow in their school vegetable garden.

This is an extract of an article published on the CatholicCare website on 3 December 2018.