James Caan invites local secondary schools to sign up to new citizenship challenge in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care
Business entrepreneur James Caan is calling on secondary school teachers in Herefordshire to find out more about a new fundraising challenge, which could form part of citizenship lessons.
James, one of the ‘dragons’ from BBC’s Dragons’ Den, is encouraging teachers to register for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s new ‘Daffodil Schools Challenge – An Active Citizenship Project’, which will help fund home nursing care for terminally ill people.
The challenge tasks pupils aged 11 to 16 with designing, planning, and creating a visual display based on the charity’s daffodil emblem, either at their school or elsewhere in the community. The display could range from planting a flowerbed of daffodils, to creating a sculpture or a mosaic based on the flower.
The students are also challenged to raise funds to help Marie Curie Nurses, who care for terminally ill people in their own homes at the end of their lives, allowing them to spend their final days surrounded by their loved ones.
James Caan said: “The Daffodil Schools Challenge will help pupils learn fundamental skills in key areas such as planning, management, budgeting, communication and team work.
“As well as developing business acumen, the students will also raise funds to help Marie Curie Nurses care for terminally ill people at home. These are two key areas that are extremely important to me personally; to increase awareness of Marie Curie Cancer Care, and also for young people to be coached in business. This great new challenge will achieve all these aims.”
When teachers register for the activity, they receive a pack containing lesson plans Key Stages 3 and 4in subjects such as Citizenship, P, as well as activity sheets which take the pupils through all the elements of project management.
For more information or to sign up to the Daffodil Schools Challenge, please visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/daffodilchallenge. Teachers can register until September 30, 2010.