Test helps to hone West Suffolk College students’ business skills

West Suffolk College students Aiden Young, 17, and Brad Collins 18, on the Tenner Challenge.

West Suffolk College students Aiden Young, 17, and Brad Collins 18, on the Tenner Challenge. - Credit: Archant

Students from West Suffolk College were given a £10 note and told to make a profit in a week as part of an entrepreneurial challenge.

The Tenner Challenge saw teenagers come up with ideas to make money – with one group ending up with more than £200 through running a fajita stall, selling tasty Mexican food to their peers at lunchtime.

Lecturer Gareth Nolan said: “This was an excellent way to teach students about how to become an entrepreneur, the importance of marketing and business plans, professional behaviour and the team spirit they could build by doing this challenge together.”

Other groups made smoothies and jam and ran a name the teddy stall.

At the end of the week, the students had made more than £700 in profit which was donated to charities, including NSPCC.


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