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Junk to Funk!

Enterprising Year 3 & 4 pupils from Wyche Primary School in Malvern have designed a website to help raise funds for orphans at a school in Tanzania, Africa, with the help of Pepperneck’s Operations Director, Stef Potter.

Wyche Primary pupils have been busy up-cycling old items for a 'Junk to Funk' fashion (trashion) show taking place at the Abbey Hotel in Malvern at 6.00pm on Tuesday 4th December.

Teacher, Nina Stone, realised that the project provided an ideal opportunity for the children to learn about the role website’s play in promoting events and fund-raising.  Stef was invited to the school to introduce the pupils to the basic concepts of website design and the importance of clearly presenting relevant information.

The pupils were split into six groups and asked to design a website to promote the fashion show and generate ticket sales.

The children said, "Mr Potter really helped us think about what we needed to include on our website. Things like 'buy it now button' for our tickets so people could easily see how to get them. We also learnt about having different pages and what to put on those pages."

The website selected to 'go live' was chosen as it was felt it had the strongest 'call to action' message ie asking visitors to buy tickets! You can view the winning website by visiting

Ms Stone says, "The children all thoroughly enjoyed the project and came up with some amazingly creative ideas. It was great to see them thinking about the sections and the six groups all designed very different websites."

Tickets for 'Junk to Funk' cost £2 each and are available by telephoning 01684 573205 or emailing Tickets can also be purchased from the Co-operative book shop, St Anne’s Road, Malvern. All proceeds will go to Wychumvi, a charity established by Wyche Primary in 2009 to support orphans in Tanzania.

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