Lord Sugar would hire this lit­tle lot

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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

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