£10 Challenge Winners 2017
The school’s education charity The Hull Collegiate Trust launched the £10.00 Entrepreneur Challenge on Monday 27 February. Each Form from Year 7 to 13 was given £10.00 and the challenge was to see how much money they could raise for The Hull Collegiate Trust over four weeks, finishing on Friday 24 March.
The £10 Challenge is sponsored by successful Hull based business Connexin. Founded in 2006, Connexin specialises in award winning Fibre Optic and Voice Services for business and residential customers. Connexin is now an international business with customers all over the world. Going from startup to a larger business, they have stayed true to their mission statement which is:
The founders of Connexin; Furqan Alamgir and Alex Yeung are both ex pupils. They are great examples of how you can be entrepreneurial and build your own successful business. On Monday 20th February Alex came into school along with his marketing assistant to talk to the pupils during assembly about the challenge. Half way through the challenge Alicia and Danielle came to school see how forms were progressing and to offer support in the final push of the challenge.
Each form had to decide on an idea and submit a business plan along with all marketing material to qualify for one of the prizes:
- Best Strategy
- Best Idea
- Best Marketing Plan
- Overall Winner - the form who had a great strategy, marketing and reasonable profit.
The total raised was a massive £1082.35 with 12JB form raising the most money £230.00! This is fabulous amount for the Hull Collegiate School Trust which provides financial support to help both prospective and current pupils of Hull Collegiate School whose family circumstances mean that they cannot afford the cost of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, such as educational visits, bus travel, music tuition and school uniform.