Edenderry entrepreneurs sell scrumptious surprises

Primary 6 pupils in Edenderry Primary School, Banbridge set up a Young Enterprise company called 'Scrumptious Surprises' and sold toffee and chocolate apples for charity
Primary 6 pupils in Edenderry Primary School, Banbridge set up a Young Enterprise company called 'Scrumptious Surprises' and sold toffee and chocolate apples for charity

A group of budding entrepreneurs from Edenderry Primary School, Banbridge, have been enjoying the sweet taste of success in the business world.

The young students have set up a Young Enterprise company called “Scrumptious Surprises” and sold their delights to raise funds for charity.

Primary 6 pupils in Edenderry Primary School, Banbridge set up a Young Enterprise company called 'Scrumptious Surprises' and sold toffee and chocolate apples for charity

Primary 6 pupils in Edenderry Primary School, Banbridge set up a Young Enterprise company called 'Scrumptious Surprises' and sold toffee and chocolate apples for charity

The primary six pupils decided to make toffee and chocolate apples and sell them each for £1 on Thursday, October 16.

Their teacher Jill Finn said: “The children really enjoyed budgeting for the chocolate apples sale.

“We had great fun making over 100 chocolate and toffee apples in an hour and a half.”

“It was also very messy!” she added.

“They really worked well as a team deliberating on the product to make and voting fairly for chocolate apples.

“The sale was a great success - in fact we ran out of chocolate apples.”

The company raised an impressive £110 for their two chosen charities - Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland and Children’s Heartbeat Trust and the money raised was split evenly between them.

Mrs Finn continued: “It was a very successful venture.

“The group loved being involved in selling their produce and then choosing a charity to support.

“They gained an understanding of how a company selects a product, budgets, markets and sells the product.

“There was also a great emphasis on democracy when selecting a product and choosing a charity, beneficial life skills for the future.”