Young apprentices at Kilbride raise charity cash

Fruit snacks were the order of the day at the primary seven healthy market which was held recently at Kilbride Primary School. INNT 09-456con
Fruit snacks were the order of the day at the primary seven healthy market which was held recently at Kilbride Primary School. INNT 09-456con
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YOUNG entrepreneurs at Kilbride Primary School have raised £172 for charity.

The sum was the proceeds of a project for Healthy Living Week.

Primary seven pupils combined this theme with learning about finance through a “Young Apprentice” challenge styled on the popular BBC television show.

The class was divided into five teams and each given £25 with which they had to make a profit. The four-week project covered topics such as business planning; business meetings and marketing as well as independent research.

Each group used their money to create and sell healthy foods including fruit smoothies and fruit salad kebabs which sold out within an hour.

The original investment of £125 was returned to principal Chris Currie. The winning group decided to donate the profit to the Salvation Army.