Artists have helped schoolchildren raise more than £1,500 for charity.

Pupils at Aldford School mounted an art exhibition and raised £1,514.08 for the GEM  Appeal, to fund research into  genetic disease in children, as  part of The Young Enterprise Tenner Relay.

The youngsters found the contributing artists themselves and invited parents and locals to attend the sale, charging £2 for entry. To help raise the profile of the exhibition, all the pupils dressed up as famous pieces of artwork for the day, for example Picasso’s Child with a Dove.

The children dressed up as their favourite artworks to help promote the event
The children dressed up as their favourite artworks to help promote the event
 

The Young Enterprise Tenner Relay will see a £10 note travel the length of the country, challenging children along the way to turn it into more money by  doing something creative and  enterprising.

The Year 6 youngsters invested their £10 in producing invitations to the event.

The relay challenge is Britain’s biggest nationwide enterprise competition for young  people, which will see more than 25,000 school pupils across  the UK competing to turn their £10 into a larger sum of money  over a period of a month.

Year 6 pupil Hannah Gardner  said: “Through our Young Enterprise workshop and taking part in the Tenner project last year, I learned that it is not easy  to make a profit and that you  have to work really hard to make a business successful.

“However, when things began to work well, it gave me a really good feeling and my class all felt  really proud.”

Headteacher Rebecca Findlay, said: “The ethos of Young Enterprise supports teachers in  preparing our children for life. It provides them with an opportunity to use their literacy and numeracy skills in real life  situations, as well as teaching  children the importance of  problem solving, communication and most importantly,  working together as a team.”

Registration for schools looking to participate in Tenner 2014 is now open via the Tenner website www.Tenner.org.uk.

Entries close on Friday, February 28, 2014, with the competition running from Monday,  March 3 until Monday March  31, 2014.

Follow the Relay at www.tenner.org.uk/relay