Victory in the Boardroom

It has been another successful year for the Boardroom Charity Challenge at Newcastle Building Society. Seven schools from across the North East presented their imaginative business ideas to our panel of judges, with the hope of winning a £1000 prize to put towards their idea, to raise money for their chosen charity.

Throckley Primary School was named the winner of the sixth annual Newcastle Building Society Boardroom Charity Challenge, which took place in July. Their creative and colourful idea was to host a carnival to raise money for the Batten Disease Family Association. The charity was chosen in support of a family in the school that is affected by Batten Disease, which is a fatal, inherited disorder of the nervous system. 

Plans are now underway for the event that will take place next summer, and we can’t wait to see the success of the carnival!

Julie Stuart, Head Teacher at Throckley Primary School, says: “They got so much out of taking part in the Boardroom Charity Challenge, and even if they hadn't won, the way it has helped them improve their communications and team-working skills would have made it more than worthwhile.”

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