Budding business brains

The Year 6 pupils at St Martins school who have raised over �1900 for various charities after starting out with �5 each.'Picture by Neil Silk  114836
The Year 6 pupils at St Martins school who have raised over �1900 for various charities after starting out with �5 each.'Picture by Neil Silk 114836

CURRENT contestants vying to be Lord Sugar’s next Young Apprentice had better watch out because the next generation of entrepreneurs is right here in Scarborough.

A total of 39 year six pupils at St Martin’s C of E primary School were each given £5 and asked to come up with a business idea – and managed to raise £1,921 in profit for various charities.

Andy Duncan, a year six teacher, said: “It’s incredible. They did amazingly well. They all chose different ways to invest the money.”

He added that ideas ranged from buying a bucket to wash cars or buying ingredients for recipes. “We start it by reading the parable of the talents.”

Charities which will benefit from their efforts include: St Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough Blind and Partially Sighted Society, Stepping Stones and Help For Heroes.

Mr Duncan said: “It gives them a taste of how the business world works. We’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to all the parents and fiends.”