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STUDENTS TRADE UP FOR THE TENNER CHALLENGE

10 May 2023  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

In 2005, Canadian Kyle MacDonald was inspired by his childhood game of Bigger, Better to try and ‘trade up’ a red paperclip into something of greater value. A year and fourteen trades later, and he had acquired a two-story farmhouse in Saskatchewan. Taking inspiration from this incredible story of initiative and creativity, the Year 12 tutor groups have been challenged by Ms Richardson to use £10 and ‘trade up’ to raise money for a charity of their choice. The ‘Tenner Challenge’ gives students four weeks to fundraise money through events, challenges and games, ending at the end of May.

Last year’s Tenner Challenge raised over £1,300 for causes such as Literacy in a Box, The Trevor Project, and WaterAid. In 2023, our Year 12 students hope to be even more ambitious. So far, plans of murder mystery nights, sports competitions, and raffles have been thrown around and the ideas are only getting bigger. Competition between tutors is only fuelling the drive to fundraise.

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