Young entrepreneurs discovered at Discovery Elementary
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.