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 offers pupils the opportunity to develop essential skills that will prove invaluable both in their academic life and future careers. These include:

  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Money management
  • Leadership
  • Creativity
  • Plus it helps to encourage an enterprising spirit

The programme boosts confidence and encourages pupils to 'come out of their shells' - it's great fun too!

Benefits to Teachers

Make £5 Grow supports Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PHSE) education as part of the National Curriculum in a fun and engaging way, especially in financial education. The enterprise aspects of the programme enhance employability skills too.

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

It's very flexible and can be run over just a couple of weeks or a term, in or around existing lessons.

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.

Fact sheet