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Youngsters dip into the world of business
3:00pm Saturday 2nd June 2012 in Witney
Like competitors on the BBC show Junior Apprentice, youngsters at a West Oxfordshire primary school were asked to come up with money-making schemes.
About 100 pupils aged four to 11 at Leafield Primary School, near Burford, took part in an enterprise evening on Thursday, organised by headteacher Jane Ridley.
About 20 ‘businesses’ were set up, including a lucky dip run by John Izod, eight, from Lyneham, near Burford.
He said: “People paid 50p to have a go at my lucky dip and got some sweets.
“It was quite popular and I ran out of sweets really quickly.”
He is pictured watching as Georgina Oliver, 11, tries her luck.
Other schemes included food stalls and a dance group who charged £1.50 to watch their street dance performances.
Mrs Ridley said the enterprise evening at the school was even more successful than a similar event last year.
She added: “The takings from the night came to £528.47 and the profits were £376 which will go to the school council to decide what it should be spent on.
“It’s a great way of getting the pupils to think in an enterprising way and come up with money-making schemes.”