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.
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.”