Pupils profit from fundraising project
Money-savvy pupils at Mossneuk Primary saw £5 turn into over £2000 as part of a fundraising project.
They took part in Virgin Money’s‘Make £5 Grow’programme and will use the cash to purchase items for each class to enhance their learning and donate to a range of local charities, which the children will select in the new term.
The business activities which the children organised included a French café, a Burns Day event, an Easter fayre and a Christmas fayre.
The pupils also set up a stall in the Virgin Money Glasgow Lounge where they engaged and sold their products to customers.
They also got to see what the day in the life of a Virgin Money Lounge host looks like by shadowing and helping the hosts.
Finally, they were able to visit the pizza restaurant next door and hand make their own lunch.
Craig Connon, head teacher at Mossneuk Primary, said:“The children of Mossneuk Primary School have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have learned many entrepreneurial skills along the way.
“Each class in the school worked with their teacher and creatively came up with ideas on what businesses they could develop.
“From selling stationery, to baking cakes, a chocolate fountain to using their artistic skills, each class came up with excellent ideas on how they could make their £5 grow and they certainly did.
“A big thanks to Iain and the team at Virgin Money for their input and support.”
Money marvels Mossneuk pupils took part in Virgin Money’s Make £5 Grow project