Kettering school’s business plans are well-oiled

Charity Moth in a China Shop ran a 10 week challenge with Kettering's Southfield School for Girls
Charity Moth in a China Shop ran a 10 week challenge with Kettering's Southfield School for Girls

Students at Southfield School in Kettering have been honing their entrepreneurial skills in a national business challenge.

Pupils took up the challenge of turning an initial start-up fund of £50 and a £10 in cash into as much money as possible over a 10-week period.

Moth in a China Shop, a charity which promotes sport and health, ran the 10-week schools challenge, giving £50 per team as a start up fee and an extra £10 to buy some Mr McHugh’s oil.

The oil, made by the competition’s sponsor, was then used for baking or raffling at the school to help increase money raised for the charity.

Representatives of Moth in a China Shop visited the school to listen to the team’s presentation explaining how they had grown their money.

All the students received a medal and a T-shirt along with trophies and Love to Shop vouchers and the team who turns their £50 into the biggest profit nationally will also win a weekend at Alton Towers.

Charity Moth in a China Shop was set up in memory of 21-year-old Arthur Mason who was involved in a fatal accident on his family farm.

A keen rugby player, the charity helps promote his passion for healthy active living.