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Lincoln school students ‘turn cakes into cash’

A group of school students from the Priory Trust Academy LSST in Lincoln have taken part in a nation-wide enterprise challenge and raised money for charity in the process.

The Young Enterprise Tenner Relay sees a £10 note travel the length of the country, challenging the next generation of budding entrepreneurs along the way.

The relay runs for the span of a month and over 25,000 UK school pupils are said to be taking part.

The Priory Trust Academy LSST represented Lincoln on February 13 by setting up a mini cafe, selling home-made hot chocolate, biscuits and cakes to staff and fellow pupils.

Taking part were Mitchell Wilkinson, Jordyn Mackay, Kiera Williams and Jacob Houghton.

The group of year nine students grew their ‘tenner’ into £180 profits, which they will be donating to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the brain injury charity Headway.

The team sold hot drinks and treats to fellow students and staff to raise money.
The team sold hot drinks and treats to fellow students and staff to raise money.

Local family business Doughty Cakes supported the students by donating 40 packets biscuits for them to sell.

The relay visits ten regions of Britain between February 4 and February 28 including schools in Glasgow, Durham, Wakefield, Lincoln, Chester, Wales, Nottingham, Northampton, East Sussex and London.

On February 28 the relay will end at the Bank of England where Chris Salmon, Executive Director of the Bank of England and signatory to the new £10 notes, will present a cheque for the total profit made by the ten relay schools.

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Angela Morley, a teacher at The Priory Academy LSST said: “Enterprise education develops a wide range of key skills: Team working, organisation and people skills are made use of and challenged.

“Business enterprise also makes use of literacy and numeracy skills in a real life context as well as taking aspects of a variety of other subjects as Law, Economics and Accounting.

“In delivering enterprise education we hope that our own students go on to be the next Richard Branson!”