Pupils’ business skills are sound as a pound
Youngsters turn quid into £2930 for poor
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’”.
Champions Calderwood’s primary four class celebrate their victory