Childhood studies students help the Make a Wish Foundation

Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:54:00 BST

Six year 2 Childhood Studies students are working on a short project to raise funds for the charity ‘Make a Wish’. They organised a successful bake sale at the University, in the Central Services Building foyer in late October. 

Kirsty Rowan, Bethany McArdle, Rebecca Hardy, Sarah Grey, Laura Pyne, Robyn Jennings and Steph Blackwell have to complete a short project which helps them learn how to manage a project, in readiness for their placement which starts early next year.

The course involves learning about a range of age groups throughout childhood so the charity chosen is very relevant. As Kirsty says, “They ‘grant magical wishes to children and young people with life-threatening illnesses’. We’ve looked at projects undertaken by former students and we especially liked the ones which also raised money for charity. We haven’t got a lot of time to prepare but we’re working really well together.”

They baked goodies such as toffee apples, ginger bread men and buns. They raised almost £250 at the bake sale and have decided to see if they can raise more through a car boot sale in mid-November.

The project culminates in a presentation of their project in early December.

Here’s more information about the Make a Wish foundation.

Link to make a wish foundation

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