Larne Grammar pupils grow their tenners

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Larne Grammar School pupils are putting their business skills to the test in the Young Enterprise ‘Tenner Challenge’.

The programme provides each participant with £10 at the start of the scheme, which the pupils then grow over the course of the month to maximise the return on their tenner.

The business studies pupils are completing the scheme following a social enterprise ‎model, as any profits made are returned to the school for investment for the benefit of the school community.

There has been a wide range of enterprising and creative business ideas emerging as a result of the challenge, ranging from a FIFA 15 tournament and freshly made smoothies to a school disco and primary school colouring in competition.

Mrs Herron, head of business studies in the school said: “The Tenner Challenge provides budding entrepreneurs with an opportunity to put into practice a wide range of business skills whilst reinforcing their understanding of theory,

“It is very satisfying to observe the participants using their problem solving and decision making skills to continually improve their business experience and their resulting successes.”