Pupils’ busi­ness skills are sound as a pound

Young­sters turn quid into £2930 for poor

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Special - Jonathan Ged­des

Mi­cro size was per­fect for Calder­wood Pri­mary young­sters re­cently.

The school took first place in the Na­tional Mi­cro Tyco Fe­bru­ary Awards.

The ini­tia­tive sees teams from schools, uni­ver­si­ties or col­leges given a month to turn £1 into as much money as pos­si­ble, with the cash raised then be­ing in­vested in Mi­cro- Tyco loans for poor en­trepreneurs in the de­vel­op­ing world.

Calder­wood’s pri­mary four pupils took their pound and raised it to a whop­ping £ 2,930.44 by hold­ing an af­ter­noon tea, a su­per hero day, lunch time dis­cos, a quiz night and lots more.

As a re­ward the school have been awarded a tro­phy and will re­ceive up­dates through­out the year on how the money they’ve raised is be­ing in­vested.

Calder­wood head teacher Lisa Quinn was thrilled by the amount earned, and also at the hard work put in by both staff and young­sters.

She said: “Although it was a tremen­dous amount of work for Mrs Wad­dell and pri­mary four, this has been a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence for the chil­dren which has pro­vided a real fo­cus for lead­er­ship and the de­vel­op­ment of en­trepreneurial skills.

“The school would like to thank the Calder­wood par­ents for all their sup­port dur­ing the month­long chal­lenge.”

The Mi­cro-Tyco chal­lenge aims to help par­tic­i­pants’ la­tent tal­ents, fos­ter­ing es­sen­tial en­trepreneurial think­ing, re­source­ful­ness and team work.

It also at­tempts to help par­tic­i­pants “be­come ent re p re n e u r s to fund en­trepreneurs’”.

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