Northern Ireland primary schools get a major boost in funds with the launch of Swish Kids, which gives schools the opportunity to raise substantial funds to substitute the short falls faced by the new budget cuts. Swish Kids is inviting all primary school children to create a design using drawings, handprints or photos and we mould this onto a plate, clock or tray. For every product sold, we will give your school back a minimum of 20% profit!
“School Budgets in Northern Ireland will be robbed of more than £87 million because of Westminster cuts,” said a teaching union. Principals spending plans will be demolished, and kids will be missing out on those extra benefits in the classroom that those funds support.
This new company is born and bred in Northern Ireland and has a strong ethos in “keeping it local”. Sarah Cassidy, Managing Director said “ We will employ locally, manufacture in country and contribute to a brighter economic future for the kids of Northern Ireland” Fundraising Profits in the past have supported, new sporting equipment, before and after school care, excursions, computers and books as well as helping to cover running costs of the school.
This new company offers a positive outlook for schools in Northern Ireland with a “no brainer” business model that provides the school with everything they need to run a fundraiser, right down to the drawing pens, which they then donate to the school for future art projects.
The aim of Swish Kids is to kick start primary schools with self sufficient funding to cover the costs that the government have taken away from our schools. It also provides a platform for the kids to use their creativity and develop a duty of responsibility to their environment, with the funds they have raised being used in their school. Kids love eating off a plate they have designed themselves which can promote healthier eating at meal times as well.
In the Committee for Education Official Report, Mr Jim Clarke from the council for catholic maintained schools says “We find it very strange that education, which is such a key driver for the economy, is so badly hit in the budget “
Mr Stephen McConnell from NI Voluntary Schools Bursars’ Association quotes “School closures, amalgamations and staff redundancies are very likely to be the only way in which the cut’s can be achieved”
Swish Kids will assist local schools in meeting these challenges and help to raise money to reduce school closures and loss of staff.
- New Local Company dedicated to raising funds for Primary Schools and Nursery’s in NI
- Unique & High Quality products individual to each kid with their drawing, photo or handprint.
- No Cost to the school – Everything is provided, so schools keep ALL of their profit mark up.
We are confident that we can boost the economy and support funding in Northern Ireland not limited to schools, but any children’s organisation struggling to raise enough funds to keep operating with the budget cuts.
To order your free fundraising pack, call 02890731222 or visit us at www.swishkids.co.uk