Make £5 Grow gives young people aged between 9 and 11 years old the experience of starting a small business using a £5 loan from Virgin Money.
Now in its fifth year, 500 primary schools and over 22,000 pupils have participated in the programme.
The programme gives pupils an insight into how business works and helps them to build skills for the future, such as teamworking, problem solving, leadership, money management and creativity.
Engaging, educational and great fun, it delivers key elements of the National Curriculum.
It's easy and free of charge. Virgin Money provides lesson plans, resources and a loan of £5 per pupil.
The school keeps any profit made by the pupils' small businesses once the loan has been repaid.
We've prepared all the resources you'll need to make running the programme quick, easy and hassle-free.
Make £5 Grow has been designed to ensure that children not only learn, but have a great time doing it.
Enterprise education promotes pupil engagement, which results in greater achievement and learning.
Last year, pupils from Highfield Middle School in Prudhoe made a profit of £362 by taking part in the programme.
Carly Nichol - Teacher
Make £5 Grow is an amazing opportunity for all schools. It provides pupils with an insight into the world of business and manages to generate amazing unique ideas, which the pupils use to become outstanding entrepreneurs!