2018 was another record-breaking year for our Make £5 Grow programme with over 28,700 young people from over 400 schools and Community organisations signed up to take part.
Now in its seventh year, over 90,000 young people have taken part in Make £5 Grow which offers young people an insight into how business works and helps to build skills for the future. As well as delivering key elements of the National Curriculum the programme develops skills in team working, problem solving, leadership, money management and creativity. The schools and clubs taking part in Make £5 Grow are always amazed at just how much the young people benefit from getting involved. Many come back year after year ready to set up a new business and make an even bigger profit.
Schools have taken over local Markets, Town Halls, Cathedrals and Festivals with their new businesses, showcasing proudly to their local Community their products. Our Lounge network have even created some brilliant experiences with the local schools they have been supporting.
This year an outstanding profit of £65,787 has been made and reinvested back into schools, community projects and charities by the young people taking part in Make £5 Grow.
Talking about the programme, teacher Sarah North from Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School in Shropshire said:
It has been a highly valued programme to run. Having disengaged children change to run with their own business enterprise, taking on responsibilities and respecting members of the group has been invaluable.
If you would like more information or would like to run the programme with in a school, youth group why not pop in to your local Virgin Money Store or one of our Lounges for more information.
You can also find out more on our Make £5 Grow website or to register and run the programme. There is also this great video which is not only informative but also very entertaining.