Lord Sugar would hire this little lot
YOUNG entrepreneurs turned a tidy profit in a competition modelled on The Apprentice – but are giving it all to good causes.
As part of a maths week at Botwell House School, pupils from years three to six were tasked with designing, making and selling products on a shoestring budget of £20 per class.
They sold the items, which ranged from cakes and chocolate truffles to place mats and pots of slime, to other pupils at a market held at the school, in Botwell Lane, Hayes, on December 5.
They made a profit of £460, with the winning class raking in £98 – a margin of almost 500 per cent, putting the TV contestants to shame.
But the pupils are giving all their takings to Friends of the Homeless at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, in Botwell Lane, and the children’s ward at Hillingdon Hospital.
Rather than simply handing over the money, the children went to Matalan, where they took advantage of a 20 per cent discount to buy bargain Christmas gifts for the young hospital patients, and warm clothes for homeless people.
Year four teacher and maths co-ordinator Jennie Forde said: “I’m incredibly proud of all their efforts and what they managed to achieve out of nothing, and I hope they’ve learned they can do that –
TJG1ST make their own money.”
The children have now wrapped all their gifts ready to give away. The Friends of the Homeless group plans to hand out its share out during its usual run on Friday this week.
n ENTERPRISING: Botwell House School pupils made hundreds of pounds selling handmade goods, including yummy things to eat and drink and greetings cards