Handmade goods in aid of award

Pupils from Hall Cross School sell handmade gifts on Doncaster market, to raise funds for their Duke of Edinburgh silver award. L-r are Daniel Reader, and Daniel Ripley, both 16.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2953LM
Pupils from Hall Cross School sell handmade gifts on Doncaster market, to raise funds for their Duke of Edinburgh silver award. L-r are Daniel Reader, and Daniel Ripley, both 16. Picture: Liz Mockler D2953LM
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PUPILS at a Doncaster school swapped classrooms for a market stall for a day to sell hand-crafted goods to raise money for an intrepid expedition.

Hall Cross Academy youngsters pitched their hand-made wares to the town’s shoppers after Doncaster Council gave them a stall free-of-charge.

By selling bird boxes, Christmas cards and other items, they raised £120 to go towards their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition.

Jane Flynn, who co-ordinates the award scheme at Hall Cross, said: “They did really well. More than 30 pupils have taken on the silver award last year.

“They’re planning to complete the expedition part of the award in the Yorkshire Dales in the summer and wanted to raise money.

“Many of them have chosen woodwork as a skill as part of the award scheme so they chose to make bird boxes and sell them to help fund their trip this year.”