Year 8 Students at The Green School have made £250 profit in a social enterprise challenge for Global Entrepreneurship Week.

In just four days, 12-year-olds went from drawing board to bona-fide traders, selling £60 of ethical goods like urban guerrilla gardening Seedbombs, Fair Trade chocolate and natural beauty products to make a 400% profit!

Experts from the education charity MyBnk taught them how to give sales pitches, budget, market products and write business plans.

The Enterprise-in-a-Box project, supported by the players of the Postcode Lottery, is helping thousands of young people in London’s poorest boroughs learn key employability and soft skills like negotiating and customer interaction.

The Isleworth school joined hundreds of thousands of young people across the world in learning about business, by doing it for real.

Teachers and youth workers are urged to take advantage of a range of funded workshops.

About MyBnk

MyBnk is the UK's leading deliverer of financial education and enterprise programmes for 11-25 year olds in secondary schools and youth organisations.

Since 2007 we have reached over 160,000 young people in 750 institutions. MyBnk recently won a Centre for Social Justice Award for Preventing Poverty and deliver the UK’s most effective financial education programme for young people, according to the Money Advice Service.

For more pictures, information or to attend a MyBnk session in your area, contact declan@mybnk.org