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Primary school children get lessons in enterprise

EDF Energy's Anita Dunseith, front, and Jean Devlin with Mill Hill Primary School pupils from front, Abbey Lawson, Jack Fletcher, Kirston Halliday and Jack Middlemiss.

EDF Energy's Anita Dunseith, front, and Jean Devlin with Mill Hill Primary School pupils from front, Abbey Lawson, Jack Fletcher, Kirston Halliday and Jack Middlemiss.

BUDDING Alan Sugars got lessons in the world of work and business at a Sunderland primary.

Staff from EDF Energy at Doxford Business Park went to Mill Hill Primary School, as part of the national Young Enterprise education programme.

Four employees spent two days working with classes of pupils aged nine and ten.

About 40 pupils took part in the activities, which are designed to teach young pupils in a hands on way about the relationships between people, business and government that make up today’s UK economy.

Jean Devlin, team manager at EDF Energy and one of the volunteers, said: “We really enjoyed working with the pupils and taking them through the different exercises to help them to think about business and the economy in a fun and engaging way.

“It was a big change from our usual working-day in the office and is definitely something that I’d like to do again.”

Pupils took part in various practical exercises to help them think about business and enterprise, including a card game where they created a successful supply chain and designed fruit juice cartons.

Sally Davey, head teacher at Mill Hill Primary School, said: “Our pupils benefit hugely from the Young Enterprise programme and we are delighted that EDF Energy has been able to support us with these educational days.”

Young Enterprise is the UK’s largest business and enterprise education charity and every year it helps 220,000 young people learn about the world of work.

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