Year 8 and 9 students from Tadcaster Grammar School have been as busy as Santa’s elves designing, printing and selling linocut Christmas cards.
The students all attend Art and Enterprise Club each week and use their creativity and entrepreneurial skills to produce quality products, in the hope that they can sell them to their families, friends and teachers and keep their Club alive.
“The designs have been kept fairly simple, but the students have put a lot of time and effort into making them and the effect is particularly stunning when you see them packaged and ready to sell,” said Art Teacher, Emma Lattimore, who was the inspiration behind the venture .
Most of the money raised will be given to charity, but a portion of it will go towards buying materials for the next project.
“Our aim is to raise a larger sum of money that we can invest in buying specific screen printing equipment to really enhance our Club, and indeed the Art Department,” said Mrs Lattimore.
To date 500 cards have already been sold.
“The students are selling these quality cards at five for £1 and when you think what you would pay for them in the shops, they really are a fantastic bargain,” added Mrs Lattimore.
“I hope everyone will support them.”