This November, Kippen’s Primary P6/7 class are taking part in Micro Tyco, run by the WildHearts charity. Micro-Tyco is a 30-Day Entrepreneurial Challenge where the children learn fundamental business principles and practice them in a safe, ‘micro’ environment.
On the 1st of November each team will receive £1 from Micro-Tyco. They have until midnight on the 30th of November to grow £1 into as much money as possible, by applying entrepreneurial thinking and skills. Deloitte were the first company to take part in the challenge and still collaborate with WildHearts. Gemma Spiers, Deloitte Head of Marketing for Scotland and Northern Ireland and Ian Steele, Deloitte Senior Partner for Scotland and Northern Ireland visited Kippen Primary to offer some advice and encouragement to the children. They were very inspirational and the children were left feeling motivated and enthusiastic.
The money will help people in the developing world work their way out of poverty with dignity. People receive a small micro-loan and training to help them set up or grow their own business. Class teacher, Mrs Mier, said “I hope this challenge will help nurture the children’s creativity and develop their financial, literacy, communication and leadership skills. The children are very excited and are looking forward to getting started.”