Young entrepreneurs discovered at Discovery Elementary

Discovery Elementary School student Rahma Lossing makes Rainbow Loom jewelry for charity. - courtesy Adam Lossing
Discovery Elementary School student Rahma Lossing makes Rainbow Loom jewelry for charity.
— image credit: courtesy Adam Lossing

Ten enterprising students at Discovery Elementary School found a creative way to raise funds for charity and learn about business.

The results of their efforts making and selling Rainbow Loom elastic jewelry yielded $300, split three ways at $100 apiece for B.C. Children's Hospital, the B.C. SPCA and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The money was formally donated at the School District 79 office Wednesday, prior to a board meeting.

"It's just a way of formalizing or celebrating the event,'' parent Adam Lossing said of the presentation.

Three weekly sales were held by the students, with each jewelry item going for $1.50.

The craze over the Rainbow Loom started on the playground before the students put their talents to work, with a little assistance.

"I'm one of the parents with business experience I can offer them,'' Lossing said.

It taught them about "working with numbers, working with teams and making money — all that kind of stuff,'' he said.

The students taught themselves how to make the jewelry through YouTube videos.

"It's mind-boggling what they can do with it,'' said Lossing.


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