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Apprentice helps school to beat fundraising target

In a fitting way to end her Level 2 Business Administration apprenticeship at Blackwell Community Primary and Nursery School, Amy Flint, organised a summer fair which helped the Derbyshire school beat all previous fundraising targets at the same time as helping them on their way to the Food for Life Bronze Award status recently.

The annual summer fair was given a boost thanks to Amy’s brilliant organisation skills and idea to run a farmers market. She organised links with local business and even managed to persuade Tesco to provide free fruit and vegetable for the school to sell. Members of the School Gardening Club, which is also coordinated by Amy, sold the produce they had grown on the school grounds.

The event raised over £600 and was a big hit with children and families visiting the fair.

Amy co-ordinated stalls with teachers and children. They all played a part in either running traditional school summer fair activities or other stalls which helped to develop the Food for life ethos in the school.

She told us:

Apprentice Amy helps school to beat fundraising record and achieve Food for Life Bronze Award status.

“This is the first time I have organised such a big event involving other organisations outside the school but I have worked on other things during my apprenticeship which have helped me to develop some of the skills I needed to make the fair such a success. I worked closely with the Deputy Head Teacher and the children to make it all come together and I absolutely loved it. The children were amazing and it was great to see families enjoying the fair.”

Her manager, Stuart White said:

“Amy has always gone above and beyond in her apprenticeship so far and we are really glad that she will be continuing to work towards her Level 3 qualification with us from September. She has worked tirelessly and really involved herself in every aspect of school life. She is a popular member of staff with her fellow colleagues and with the children. Her attitude to work and how she embraces challenging situations with ease really set her apart from her peers.”