Pupils hope to clean up in a £10 challenge

Entrepreneurial students are hoping to have cleaned up by making the most out of £10 as part of a national initiative.

Marden High School, in Cullercoats, was one of ten schools in the north to be chosen for the Young Enterprise Tenner Relay, which sees schools loaned £10 to make as much profit as possible in 24 hours.

Students from Marden High School at North Shields take part in the Young Enterprise Tenner Relay by washing cars.'REF 1501159017

Students from Marden High School at North Shields take part in the Young Enterprise Tenner Relay by washing cars.'REF 1501159017

And youngsters at Marden High turned their playground into a car wash – bringing in a total of £100.23.

All money made will be going to the Tiny Lives Appeal at Newcastle RVI as the school have a personal connection with the charity following a member of staff receiving lifesaving care for her premature son Riley.

Pupil Molly Dewar, 15, said: “I was really looking forward to taking part in the Tenner Relay because it’s different to all my other subjects and we wanted to raise a lot of money for our chosen charity.”

The Tenner Challenge is run by Young Enterprise and supported by BGF (Business Growth Fund).

Michael Mercieca, chief executive of Young Enterprise, said: “The Tenner Relay is aimed to unite like-minded students from different regions to participate towards a charitable cause, but most importantly to have fun.”

“Last year the Tenner Relay saw ten schools raise a staggering £4,578.42 from a single tenner.”