Pupils invited to create cash

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School children are being invited to get their business brains in gear for a new fund-raising project.

The Mayor of Calderdale, Coun John Hardy, and his charity of the year Community Foundation for Calderdale (CFFC) have launched a Make it Grow scheme. Teams of children will be given £50 from the foundation to start up a business - and make that cash grow.

Once the initial £50 has been recovered, additional profits will be split equally between the school and CFFC.

The project has received the backing of Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker, who said: “It is an incredibly worthy and exciting initiative to encourage school pupils in business developmental skills. “These young people are the next generation of business leaders and the project encourages them to be creative, plan, organise and work as a team in a business environment. The project works to test all the skills the young people have been taught at school and is an exciting initiative for schools and pupils alike to be involved in.”

Children will be split into three age groups - 5-11, 12-16 and 16-18. To be involved download an application form from www.cffc.co.uk and create a brief business plan. Teachers are invited to a launch event at Halifax Town Hall on September 25 at 6pm to learn more. Book a place on 01422 349700 or visit www.makeitgrow.eventbright.com.