Moth in a China Shop & Mr Hugh’s National Schools £50 Challenge
Fri, May 4, 2018 1:25 PM

A group of The Burgess Hill Academy students in year 9, who called themselves High Five participated in this year’s Moth in a China Shop Challenge

The Moth in a China Shop & Mr Hugh’s National Schools £50 Challenge is an educational stimuli aimed at encouraging the entrepreneurial flair to come out of young business students and to enable them to grasp an understanding of how a business works from the ground up. Following a donation of £50 from Mr Hugh’s, these students are then tasked to create their own business, no matter how ambitious, with the end goal to raise as much money as they can through a successful self-run business. However, whoever makes the most money doesn’t necessarily win the challenge! They are judged on a number of things, and to name a few; Teamwork, Presentation, Problem Solving and Management – all aspects that contribute to making a successful business.

The money that these students make is then donated to Moth in a China Shop to help support sport and nutritional awareness in areas that it is lacking.

“We put ourselves forward for this challenge for the enjoyment and also to help the charity.  To begin our journey, we were given £60 by the charity to purchase Mr Hughs Oil, Mr Hughs is partnered with Moth in a China Shop. We visited Tesco and met the manager.

The many challenges we completed; sweets in a jar, guess the weight of the cake, cake for your crush and more.  From this experience we gained many qualities like: friendship, teamwork, strengths, organisation and overcoming barriers.  These qualities will benefit us for the future because we will use them for jobs.  Organisation especially will benefit us for our coming exams.

From doing these challenges we have managed to raise a total of £228.75 for the charity.  We are very proud of our total raised and what we have accomplished.” High Five.