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.
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.”