Enterprising second year pupils at Waid Academy have managed to turn a tenner into a £1600 donation to the RNLI.
The Anstruther secondary school pupils took part in an enterprise challenge – created by the young enterprise organisation Tenner – in which they were given £10 start-up capital to use for a business idea and then generate as much money as possible for charity.
For a whole month the local area was awash with tablet makers, cake bakers, car washers and young people taking part in every kind of sponsored event.
Pupils also competed amongst themselves to create the best product or to run the most successful business.
The winning team comprising Lauren Donaldson, Mairi Gardner and Derrin Smith designed and manufactured sock owl kits which they sold to local brownies and girl guides, as well as to school staff, family and friends.
David Thomson, RNLI president and competition judge, said he was impressed by the commitment and dedication of the pupils, who completed the challenge in their own time outside school hours.
Runners-up Kirsty Coburn and Vita Mateusa said how much they had enjoyed taking part in the challenge as it had taught them real business skills and given them a greater understanding of the hard work involved in running a business and having to meet customers’ demands.