Year 6 students from Christleton Primary School were given an enterprise challenge to raise money for two charities of their choosing.
They selected Cancer Research UK and The Dog’s Trust following a class vote.
The children then had to plan a project that would help them to grow £5 into a much larger amount.
Following two weeks of planning and discussion, they were finally given their£5 and began work.
They did car washing, card making, lip-balm making and selling and a Halloween disco.
They also created a webpage that received money for the number of hits it received.
One student even bought clothes from a car boot sale and sold them on eBay for a profit, plus many more activities.
In all, the children raised more than £1,000. They donated £538 to the Dog’s Trust and £567.61 to Cancer Research UK.
Class teacher Julie Shaw said: “They are incredibly proud of their achievement, as are we as a school.
“They now have excellent experience of working within a budget, and calculating profit and costs.
“All have shown a great desire to continue their charity work too which we hope will be something they continue as they grow older.”