The Benefits

By starting a small business, pupils learn a range of skills, sometimes without even realising it. And often the pupils who shine are the ones you least expect to. Who knows, it may even inspire some to become the budding entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

Benefits for pupils

Make £5 Grow encourages an enterprising spirit in your pupils. It also offers pupils the opportunity to develop essential skills that will prove invaluable both in their academic life and future careers. These include:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Responsibility and ownership
  • Money management
  • Leadership
  • Creativity

The programme provides a ‘real life’ experience which boosts confidence through achievement and encourages pupils to 'come out of their shells'. It's great fun too!

Benefits to teachers, parents and other support providers

Make £5 Grow is a flexible programme that can run at any time of the year.

It is perfect for cross-curricular topic work and supports core programmes of study in Maths (numbers) and English (persuasive writing, report writing, presentation skills, role play, and more).

Make £5 Grow supports the new framework for Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PHSE) education and the delivery of financial education in the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence, in a fun and engaging way.

The enterprise aspects of the programme enhance employability skills, offering support for careers teaching, delivery against the Gatsby Career Guidance Benchmarks and broader requirements to raise children’s ambitions, achievements and expectations.

We provide a series of modules and guidance on how to run the programme.

Success stories

Read some of the feedback we've received from schools that have taken part.

Success stories

Helpful fact sheet

Download the key points of the programme to share with your colleagues, friends and family.

Fact sheet