The 13s were split into teams and apportioned a budget of ten pounds per person. The groups used their capital to buy stock such as popcorn, cookies and water balloons.
An apprentice-style competition then ensued as the teams battled to generate the highest profit. Pupils used their selling and negotiation skills in order to clear their stock in the half an hour allocated for the task. Enterprise skills learned by the 13s in the classroom came to fruition in this practical exercise of business in the real world.
All pupils were reimbursed their ten pounds and the total profits then calculated. Over £250 was raised and donated to HemiHelp, a UK based charity for children and young people with hemiplegia, a disability that weakens one side of the body and affects one child in every thousand.