‘Grow Your Tenner’ Project in aid of Bourton Church

Tenner Fair 7

Well done to all the children in Years 5-8, who took in part in the ‘Grow Your Tenner’ project to raise money for the much-needed refurbishment of Bourton Village Church.

At the end of last term, each child in Years 5-8 was given £10 to ‘grow’, ideally by providing a service to their community. All the money raised was collected in at the start of this term, and after all the money was counted we were delighted to announce, at a special assembly led by Rev Hancock, that the children had raised the fantastic sum of £5,800 for the church.

Some pupils teamed up (and many involved their younger siblings), but we were staggered by the hard work and ingenuity of all the children, who came up with so many different ways of raising money, from car washes to zumba classes, boot cleaning to tie dyeing, as well as lots of homemade cakes and sweets! The following children were given special mentions for:

Raising the most money (individually):

1st – Iona raised £296.16, by producing DIY cookie jars, which she sold at school and in her village shop.

2nd – Lottie raised £180.50, by hosting a coffee morning.

3rd – Bradley raised £170, by raising money at his church.

Most innovative ideas:

Hugh, Jack and George, who put on a concert, playing their various instruments to friends and family, also providing them with drinks and canapes.

Zach, who put on a film night in his village hall, bringing community members together.

Most Effort:

Ellen and Izzy, who made fruit shaped pompoms.

Cecilia, who made lavender bags, using lavender from her grandfather’s garden.

Special Mention:

Bourton Bonios (Harriet, Darcey and their younger siblings), who made delicious dog biscuits.

Josh, Tom and Ollie, who made Pinewood badges and did car washing.

The mystery pupil, whose smile (when selling raffle tickets) caused their neighbour to donate £100 on the crowdfunding page!

The following classes are also to be congratulated for raising the most money:

1st – 6C with £934.60

2nd – 7K with £668.65

3rd – 6R with £667.44