STUDENTS from a Scarborough school got creative to raise more than £600 for charity.
The Year Seven and Year Eight pupils from Scalby School designed and sold bead bracelets to help Ellie’s Fund.
The charity was set up last year in memory of 14-year-old Scalby School pupil Ellie Othick-Bowmaker who died after battling two brain tumours.
Pupils were tasked with taking part in a two-week project to form companies to sell the bracelets and were each given £5 to get their business off the ground with prizes handed out to the teams making them most profit.
The spoils in the Year Seven category went to Sarah Robson, Elly Brace, James Normandale and Matthew Gillard, who made more than £40 profit, while Ellouise Bate, Holly Dixon, Olivia Dunbobbin and Grace Mitchell, who made more than £90, claimed the Year Eight prize.
Year Seven pupil Jo Conley took the honour for the best bracelet design thanks to a striking symmetrical black, grey and orange effort.
Teacher Sarah Brace said: “The project took a lot of organising but thanks to a great deal of hard work from students and staff it was huge fun and a great success.
“The amount of money raised and the enthusiasm of the students surpassed all I imagined and we still have more money coming in.
I am delighted with the results and proud of the students’ achievements.”