BUDDING Alan Sugars of the future have been putting their business skills to use at Townhill Primary this week for a special enterprise project.

The Primary 4 youngsters have linked up with Cafe Fresh in Dunfermline for the initiative, which has been created for Queen Anne High’s cluster schools. 

After taking on roles such as business manager, product designers and accountants, the class decided on their business plan and have now come up with the idea of the creation of a special traybake which will be sold in the Kirkgate eatery on their behalf.

Young business manager Amie Howard, eight, was excited to be taking part.

“Everyone has a job to do and I like how we are the first school to do it in the cluster,” she told the Press.

“We are going to do a traybake and have now narrowed it down to Mint Aero and Rocky Road and Cafe Fresh are going to sell it for us.”

Class teacher Jilly Murphy said the children had to display an array of talents as part of the project.

“It is teaching them skills for life and work,” she said. “They are excited that it is a real business and they are not just running it in the classroom – they are taking it out into the world.

“This is the first time we have done it and it all came about through the Determined to Succeed initiative.

"There was money available which we had to make a bid for and we were able to show that linking with this business within the community would promote enterprise skills, and develop the young workforce. 

“It would not have happened if Cafe Fresh hadn’t agreed to do it. They have agreed to do it with all the cluster schools. 

"They are now going to take the recipe away and then invoice us for the cost of the ingredients and the labour and, on their own, the children have agreed a profit split of 50/50.”

A launch night for the business initiative is set to take place for pupils, staff and parents next week and their chosen traybake will be on sale in Cafe Fresh from then until October 5.