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Substantial Money raised with charity RISE for West Bengal literacy programme

Money Raised through Charity, RISE.

Over the past 5 months a group of fifteen Brentford School for Girls students have been taking part in a social enterprise project ROAR run by the charity RISE.

Their aim was to raise money to help students in West Bengal attend literacy classes. In West Bengal the average class size is around 80 pupils and sourcing school equipment can be difficult for many children.

The students were split into four groups and all created their own social enterprise businesses. All four groups worked tirelessly to perfect their products and market them across the school community. During enterprise week Brentford School for Girls was awash with delicious handmade baked goods, hand printed t-shirts, fruit smoothies and homemade bath bombs.

The organisers in a Dragons Den semi-final format chose two of the Brentford School for Girls groups; SWAP and Crumbs to go through to the final, joining Hampton School, Harris Boys Academy and Southgate School. The final took place on Monday 8th May in the HSBC Bank in Canary Wharf. SWAP and Crumbs both delivered outstanding pitches and the judges commented on how polished their products were and how passionate the girls were about the cause. After much deliberation the judges revealed that SWAP came in 2nd place, with Southgate School crowned ROAR 2017 champions. Brentford School for Girls groups alone raised £1,083. Ms Chaggar and Ms Partis from Brentford School for Girls commented “They have done an amazing job and we are so proud of what they have achieved”.