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Students go from Zero to Hero

Students studying business at Peter Symonds College in Winchester were delighted to raise over £100 for the Wessex Cancer Trust by taking part in the charity’s Zero to Hero trade up challenge.


Students on the Level 2 Business course took part in the Zero to Hero challenge, starting with a rubber duck and carrying out a series of trades to obtain an item of higher value each time. At the end of their series of trades students were to sell, raffle or auction their final item and donate all money raised towards providing specialist children’s services at Wessex Cancer Trust.

Working in groups of three or four, students developed skills in team work, negotiation, meeting deadlines and communication.


Commenting on the task, student Megan Ratcliff said: “We found teamwork and co-operation challenging, and learnt we needed to be confident when trying to trade up. The final part, exchanging our item for money, was the trickiest bit. We learnt a lot about working as a team.”


Heidi Rehman from the Wessex Cancer Trust visited the Business students to receive the cheque. She said: “We’re so pleased Peter Symonds College students took part in our trade up challenge and raised money for us. We’re a small local charity supporting families in the south of England affected by cancer and we really appreciate all the support we get.”




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