Make £5 Grow at Great Northumberland

Saturday 7 July sees the launch of Great Northumberland, an eight week celebration of arts, heritage and culture of Northumberland kicking off in Hexham. As part of this fantastic event Hexham Middle school will be taking over The Queens Hall in the centre of Hexham with their stalls, showcasing their products and new skills as part of their Make £5 Grow programme.

Make £5 Grow gives young people aged between 9 and 11 years old the opportunity to take a loan of £5 each from Virgin Money to start their own ‘mini’ business. This can be done through schools, youth groups, judo clubs, Scouts, Brownies… you get the picture. Designed to help give young people the experience of starting a small business using just a £5 loan, Make £5 Grow offers them great insight into how business works and helps to build skills for the future, such as team working, problem solving, leadership, money management and creativity. It’s engaging, educational and great fun, plus it delivers key elements of the National Curriculum.

The Great Northumberland opening ceremony will be a vibrant family-friendly day of performance and street theatre in and around Hexham Abbey Grounds and The Sele from 1pm onwards. There’s a spectacular showcase event, which has been produced and created by outdoor arts aficionados, Walk the Plank. Plus a lineup of musicians designed to get everyone involved, culminating in an energetic public ceilidh.

If you are there we’d love to see you at the Make £5 Grow stalls at The Queens Hall.

You can find out more about our Make £5 Grow programme here.