Cumbria's Rising Stars 2014

Ivan Baldwin, Emma Pape, Geoff Hubbard, and Sarah Glass

STARS OF THE FUTURE: Ivan Baldwin from Nuvia Limited, which sponsors Rising Stars, higher level with teaching assistant Emma Pape, learning mentor Geoff Hubbard, and Sarah Glass from the Centre for Leadership Performance which has organised the Rising Stars competition. And some of the rising stars!
 

The Results Are In!

We have been amazed by the response from everyone involved. All 12 primary schools across Copeland and Allerdale that entered this year have shown so much creativity, enthusiasm and determination and put so much hard work into making their £50 grow. We are very proud of their achievements.

Winning school: St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Workington
Runner up school: Victoria Junior School, Workington
Prizes for extra creativity and determination: Terrific Tiger group at Maryport Infant School
and Black Combe Junior School, Millom for their 'Are you smarter than a 10 year old?' quiz run by years 5-6.
All runner up schools were awarded £350

It has been really inspiring and lovely to see so many young pupils so excited and enthused by projects going on at their schools. All 12 primary schools who took part this year managed to raise over £5,000 which is an amazing amount of money and will go towards helping local children less fortunate.

Rising Stars 2014 Leader Board

 
The Centre for Leadership Performance (CfLP) and Nuclear Management Partners and our sponsors Nuvia would like to say a huge big thank you to all the staff and fantastic pupils for entering our Cumbria's Rising Stars challenge 2014.

We hope that our Rising Stars challenge has helped to engage and encourage young children in developing their 'mini businesses' whilst raising money for charity. This early taste of entrepreneurship and creativity helps to build confidence and self-belief in individuals whilst developing their leadership and life skills along the way.
 

Here's what the rising stars of the
participating schools did:

Black Combe Junior School, Millom

Black Combe Junior School, Millom

Money raised: £180.73

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Dean School

Dean CE Primary School, Dean

Money raised: £435.42

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Ennerdale & Kinniside CE Primary School

Ennerdale & Kinniside, CE Primary School

Money raised: £503.74

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Fairfield Infant School, Cockermouth

Fairfield Infant School, Cockermouth

Money raised: £182.00

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Lowca School

Lowca School

Money raised: £384.00

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Maryport Infant School

Maryport Infant School

Money raised: £688.75

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Mayfield School

Mayfield School

Money raised: £265.00

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St Bridget's, Brigham

St Bridget's Primary School, Brigham

Money raised: £259.10

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St Cuthbert's, Wigton

St Cuthbert's Primary School, Wigton

Money raised: £250.00

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St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Workington

St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Workington

Money raised: £1,278.50

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Victoria Junior School, Workington

Victoria Junior School, Workington

Money raised: £1,010.54

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Westfield Primary School, Workington

Westfield Primary School, Workington

Money raised: £358.74

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Rising Stars 2013
What The Money Was Spent On

Rising Stars 2013 raised a total of £4,590.28. The money raised has helped more than 300 children in the form of grants including:

  • Samantha Boag: sensory equipment
  • Zach Robinson: specialist light weight wheelchair
  • The Phoenix Youth Project: equipment needed for kids to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition
  • Howgill Family Centre: refurbishment of room to deliver services for kids
  • Harrington Cub Scouts: transport and accommodation for 32 disadvantaged kids for a 3 day trip to Winmarleigh Hall near Lancaster.

About Rising Stars 2014

Cumbria is the home to many talented individuals and Rising Stars is a fantastic opportunity to reward those who show true entrepreneurialism and business flair from a young age.

Rising Stars 2014 was open to schools in Copeland and Allerdale Cumbria and every school that entered was given £50 with one simple instruction – to make it grow to the highest amount possible through investment and creativity over the course of two months. Ideas included investing in materials to make cards and crafts which were sold on or using the £50 to host a fundraising event. The possibilities were endless! Participating schools had until 12noon on Friday April 25, 2014 to make their £50 grow and grow.

All profits raised from the £50 went to help disadvantaged and disabled children across Cumbria.
 

Quotes from our sponsors

' As a significant employer and investor in Cumbria, Nuvia is delighted to be supporting schools in their campaign to get youngsters engaged with business. Developing children's interest in employment and their belief in their own abilities is a vital part of ensuring a prosperous future for them as individuals and their communities. Cumbria's Rising Stars is an excellent way for us to support our talented youngsters and we are looking forward to sharing in some of their creative ideas. '
John Ball, Regional Director, Nuvia Limited

' This is a great opportunity for schools and their pupils to get involved in a project that stirs the entrepreneurial spirit of even very young children. The earlier we can engage young people in the basic principles of business and investing their money wisely the better. Who knows where these children may be in thirty years from now and what they might be doing. They have the potential to be local, national or even international leaders. '
Gary McKeating, Head of Socio-Economics at Nuclear Management Partners (NMP)

' It is all very well talking about manufacturing, marketing, profit and loss, but there's nothing quite like actually doing it to get the message across about the excitement of running a business. Rising Stars puts these primary school pupils in the driving seat and gives them the chance to put their own ideas into action. Last year the schools performed brilliantly and had a lot of fun. This year we are hoping for even more engagement and a tighter competition. '
Al Mather, Former Managing Director, The Centre for Leadership Performance

 
Here's what people said about Cumbria's Rising Stars 2013...

' The school council have lead this initiative and have shown great enthusiasm. We listen to our children, their opinion matters to us. It is wonderful that they have had this opportunity to express their ideas. They have had some fantastic ideas and are all working as part of a team, encouraging and motivating each other — all vital qualities in leadership. Thank you CfLP for coming to talk to the children it has really spurred them on. '
Mrs Bezusko, Reception Teacher and head of school council, Fairfield Infant School, Cockermouth

' We are really pleased to be taking part in this initiative. Thank you to the CfLP team who came to visit the school to congratulate our young leaders on what they have raised so far. '
Joanne Colombi, Houghton Primary School, Carlisle

' The team would like to thank you for the opportunity to take part in such a challenge. They would like you to know even if they don't win they know the money they have raised will go to help other children in need and that was their ultimate goal. The children have had a brilliant time planning and executing the events. '
Siobhan Byrne, Student teacher, St Patrick's, Cleator Moor

' The children have developed their entrepreneurial skills and have been so enthusiastic, giving up lunch times as well as attending after school planning meetings. '
Frizington Community School, Frizington

 
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