Having a blast with money and rockets

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Creative challenges are keeping students at one school firing on all cylinders – whether counting pennies or designing and building rockets.

Business brains of the future were inspired during Stoke Goldington CE First School’s recent Money Week.

Each pupil got £5 from the ‘Friends of the school’ parent fundraising committee and was tasked with doing something with it to turn a profit.

From a ‘movie night’ to a ‘bear sitting service’ offering a safe haven for cuddly toys, pupils got stuck in as mini moguls. A special market stall afternoon provided plenty of opportunity to sell items.

Meanwhile, pupils have learned about the story of Guy Fawkes and fireworks night.

They designed and made their own rockets and were particularly excited to hear that one of the infamous gunpowder plotters, Sir Everard Digby, once called the local Gayhurst House home.