Peter Power, Brian Kiernan, Sean Brazil, Connell Ahearne and Alexander Fogarty are the Blue Team raising bazaar money for their scout den.

Ratoath kids go head-to-head in RTE's 'Big Big Bazaar'

Ratoath youngsters feature in this weekend's 'The Big Big Bazaar', the RTE television series which challenges teams of kids to raise money for local causes by organising a massive bazaar and put their entrepreneurial skills to the test. This is the fourth programme in the series and features two teams of nine to 12 year-olds. Tara Brazil, Jennifer Bradley, Roisín Conlon, Hannah Dooley and Lauren Kelly will be raising money for Ratoath Tennis Club. They will be taking on Alexander Fogarty, Peter Power, Connell Ahearne, Brian Kiernan and Seán Brazil, raising money for their new Scout Den. Which team makes the most amount of money will only be revealed at the end of the show. Viewers can tune in this Saturday, 17th April, at 10.30am on RTE Two television when viewers will see both teams go head-to-head to make as much money as they can for their respective causes. 'The Big Big Bazaar' is a new 10-part series on RTE's 'The Den', which challenges teams of nine to 12 year-olds to raise money for local causes by organising a massive bazaar. They must gather stuff to sell, come up with novel games, select things to auction, publicise it and get the public to turn up with money in their pockets. The teams are given two days to raid their attics for jumble, make buns, coax their families, friends and neighbours to part with toys, antiques, books, cakes and whatever else might sell. They also need to come up with money-making schemes to encourage the public to part with their cash - from face-painting to paper airplane races to penalty shoot-outs. With two hours of frenzied selling, each bazaar climaxes with an auction where each team has an opportunity to sell their three top items. In each programme, antiques expert Roxanne Moorhead is on hand with valuations and selling tips for the children. In a final twist, the team that makes the most money gets to take half of their opponent's takings for their cause! 'The Big Big Bazaar' is presented by comedian and children's entertainer Reuben who has been making kids laugh since he was 10 year- old with his unique children's act. He has also performed on RTÉ's 'Late Late Show', at Vicar Street and at the Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival. Both Ratoath and Navan feature in the series.