PUPILS at Chepstow School have presented a cheque of £477 to St David’s Hospice as part of a culmination of more than a year of enterprising work.

The group of 13 students in Year 10 at the school battled against fellow schools in south east Wales as part of a national youth enterprise project, and came out on top in the region.

With their creation, BAM – a personalised re-usable bamboo cup – the students then competed nationally against six schools across Wales, raising the money as a result of their efforts.

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Mr Matthew Sims (Headteacher), Franca Nigro (Manager of Events – St David’s Hospice), Eleanor Morley, Evie Nigro, Lottie Jones, Ellie Ward, Charley Haines, Gracie Jones

The students decided that a large amount of the money raised would go to St David’s, and assistant headteacher Jamie Goddard explained why.

“A few of the students have been impacted by cancer indirectly, and so it meant a lot to them as a group,” Mr Goddard said.


“We hope that the cheque will help to fund medical supplies, afternoon teas and other resources, and we hope it will make a real difference.

“Considering the school competed against 12 other schools in the region – many of which were Sixth formers and grammar school students, I am even more proud.

“It’s not often a state school wins something like this. The students have made a huge effort and are a real credit to themselves and the school.”

On Monday, March 9, the students presented the cheque to St David’s representative Franca Nigro.

“They are so independent and driven, and are a group of really mature students that we know will go very far,” Mr Goddard added.