Galliard Homes Schools Enterprise Project 2019 We are very excited to be working with Galliard Homes and students from Bancroft's, Debden Park High School, Roding Valley High School, The Forest Academy, West Hatch High School and Woodford County High Schools on this enterprise project. Each team has been given £50 seed capital provided by Galliard Homes, to plan and facilitate their first event. Taking the profit from this event, teams will plan further fundraising activities, reinvesting some or all of their income for every event until they reach their target of £1,500 or more. The completion date for your project is Monday 16th February 2020, by which time all money needs to be transferred to Haven House. November The Galliard Homes mentors have been meeting with their various school teams this month to catch up with their progress and to talk about their future plans. All schools have now completed their first event, which is great, with some schools putting on several events already this month. It is very exciting to hear what everyone have been up to so far. Keep going - you are all doing brilliantly! Photos from November mentor's meetings at Debden Park, West Hatch and Woodford County High School. Christmas is speeding towards us and this is a fantastic opportunity to put on some events to celebrate the festive season. If you haven't already got an event planned before the end of term there is still time to get something in place. We have a fun Christmas Quiz that we can share with you or maybe you could look at making your school a Christmas Card Free Zone. You can download posters from our website to use in your classrooms and leave festive messages for each other instead of exchanging cards. The money your classmates save can then be donated towards your project. Why not target your teachers and staff too by putting a few up in the staff room?! If you are planning a raffle or Christmas event remember to use the authorisation letter provided by Haven House to try to secure some free donations from businesses, supermarkets, cinemas, theatres etc - be ambitious, you never know what you might get! Ensure your plans are running smoothly and all actions have been completed by meeting regularly. If you are facing any challenges or need advice on budgeting please contact your mentors who will be only too happy to help. If you have any photos you would like to share with us please email them to [email protected] October Our latest Schools Enterprise Project was launched on Monday 7th October and what a fantastic night it was. So much energy and enthusiasm in the room from the students, teachers and mentors. Well done everyone! The Icebreaker was The Spaghetti Challenge, which was to build the tallest freestanding structure topped with a marshmallow using only spaghetti, string and selotape. The successful school was Bancroft's who were closely challenged by Roding Valley and West Hatch. Here are some photos taken at the launch night. We would like to update these photos regularly so please share your photos with us. Remember to make sure you have permission first.