Make £5 Grow



Last Thursday as part of our Flexible Afternoon Programme S1 were involved in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ Activity linked to the Virgin Money ‘Make £5 Grow’. As part of the project Virgin Money have provided a loan of £5 per pupil to help them learn about enterprise by starting a small business and making their money grow.  Pupils are split into groups and pool their money to design and develop a product or a service. Last week they then pitched their idea to a group of loaal Dragons (or Entrepreneurs as they prefer to be called).

Ideas from the teams were diverse and included everything from creating personalised wooden keyrings to making and selling doughnuts.

Louise Jones from Cairngorm Futures said, “It’s great to give young people the chance to take part in this sort of activity. I was really impressed by how prepared and professional some of the groups were and what a great learning experience for the groups who are going to see their initial ideas turn into a business reality”

Massive thanks to the following local companies for providing their expertise Cairngorm Futures Ltd, Frontier Science, Loch Insh Watersports, La Taverna, Mark Lynch Engineering, Deb Tait Garage Doors, Ricky Grant Plumbing, Ampla Vella Salon, Spey Services, Cairngorm National Park, Toncam Flooring, Walker Construction, Wondering Woman and SpeySound Radio. It is great to have such support from the local community!

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