It’s been a busy week for our #FBBSchools programme at the Archbishop Lanfranc Academy, where the year 8 boys were given the task of selling Raffle tickets to raise funds for their upcoming summer tour. The first prize would be 2 tickets to Arsenal v Sunderland at the Emirates stadium!
The boys were split into 5 small teams and given a book of raffle tickets and a money bag each. The worked tirelessly around school hassling teachers and students alike and using their charm to great affect. There were good efforts from Rashad, Jordan and Munir but the star of the show was James. He alone managed to sell £120 worth of tickets! It was fitting therefore that the winner was James’ Mum! Second prize, an FBB kit, went to Sharon who works in the canteen at the school and third prize to year 7 boy, Ricardo. Overall, the boys raised £200!
Their teacher, Mr. Bateman, was left feeling very proud: ‘It was great to see the boys have to use their initiative, something that is not promoted enough within a school setting. They also worked well as a collective rather than turning into a competition of who who could sell the most, which showed a good level of maturity and an understanding that they are better when they work together.’
James (pictured above) was also extremely proud of his achievements, saying: ‘I loved it! I didn’t realise I could be so good at selling. When Mr Bateman told me I had won I thought he was joking. My Mum is going to be so happy. All my hard work paid off.’