Bright Stars is an initiative created by Centre for Leadership Performance (CfLP) to encourage business flair in primary school children across Cumbria. Schools are partnered with an organisation for support in turning £50 given to them by CfLP in to as much money as possible.
David Allen has been partnered up with Lowther Endowed School in Hackthorpe near Penrith and they have been very busy making their money grow. On Friday the students put on their dancing shoes (with the teachers even donning neon tutus and sweatbands) as they all ‘danced the day away’ to raise money for the scheme. I had the pleasure of popping along for the afternoon to join in with all of the fun.
All the dancing certainly used up a lot of energy but the kids were prepared – earlier in the week they had baked flapjacks for everyone in the school in order to keep energy levels high so they could dance all day long! I was lucky enough to have a piece and the school may have some budding bakers as it was delicious!
All of the schools who take part in the Bright Stars initiative come together for a final judging day where one school will be voted the winner having raised the most money. All money raised goes to charity with each school choosing their preferred one. We are very proud of our school and the amount of money they have raised so far and are keeping our fingers crossed for them as judging day edges ever closer.
Kerrie Allison, our Business Development Manager, is acting as one of the judges for the Bright Stars scheme and will be able to learn what all of the other schools have been busy with and help decide which lucky school will win the £1,000 cash prize… we have our fingers crossed!