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Sumo wrestling and ice cream sales help Tenner teams to donate £100

Sumo wrestling and ice cream sales helped teams of enterprising Midlands pupils donate £100 to charity.

Pupils at a Burton school have taken part in a Young Enterprise Tenner Tycoon competition.

More than 70 youngsters from the de Ferrers Academy, in Harehedge Lane, took part in the competition where they were given £10 each and had to try and make as much profit as possible from their chosen business idea over a period of four weeks.

A range of ventures from sumo wrestling to selling ice cream were among the activities and it gave the students the opportunity to experience what it is like to organise their own business.

One of the groups is donating £100 from their profits to St Giles Hospice.

As soon as the competition was over, 160 students took part in the National Enterprise Challenge which was led by entrepreneur Oli Barrett.

Students participated in workshops and ended the day by presenting their ideas to their peers and a judging panel.

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