Young business brainboxes turn a profit for charity

Martin Haigh at Salterhebble Primary School giving presentation to school after they raised thousands of pounds for Whizz Kidz enterprise programme
Martin Haigh at Salterhebble Primary School giving presentation to school after they raised thousands of pounds for Whizz Kidz enterprise programme

Enterprising students at Salterhebble Primary School used their business brains to raise cash for a marathon runner.

Martin Haigh, owner of Brighouse-based trianing company Latitude7, asked the school to help him raise cash for his marathon run in aid of the charity Whizz-Kidz.

Mr Haigh, a business partner of the school, gave each class a business loan of £50 to create enterprising ideas to turn a profit.

Projects included a French fashion show, fun run, toy stall and creating DVDs - and the school managed to raise £2,100.

Mr Haigh said: “I was confident the chidlren would run successful mini enterprises but am absolutely staggered by the amount raised.”

Headteacher Belinda Kerfoot-Roberts added: “It was was an ideal opportunity to use the skills for a real purpose; raising money for such a worthy charity.”