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Pupils’ enterprising project is a TV winner

BBC Breakfast presenters, Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin interviewed the pupils and head of juniors, Rebecca Findlay.

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Rebecca Findlay head of Aldford School and year 6 pupils on the set of BBC Breakfast with presenter Charlie Stayt

Schoolchildren have become national TV and radio stars thanks to an enterprise scheme.

The youngsters, from Year 6 of Aldford School, appeared on BBC Breakfast and Radio 5 Live on Friday, February 28, to discuss the success of their Tenner Relay project.

BBC Breakfast presenters, Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin interviewed the pupils and head of juniors, Rebecca Findlay.

The Tenner Relay, run by the charity Young Enterprise, involved 10 schools from across the UK. Each school was given £10 and had just 24 hours to turn it into as much profit as they could.

Their project was to run an art gallery, inviting professional artists to exhibit their work in the school. Each pupil had a role with many acting as the artist’s agents and receiving 20% commission for every sale made.

To raise the profile of the event, the pupils dressed up as famous pieces of art work and artists and then quickly changed into their uniform to become sales people in the evening.

The students raised £1,514.08 profit from their £10 investment, the most money raised out of all the schools participating.

 

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