Real Money, Real Skills, Real Benefits!

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Are you looking for ways to help your students gain key employability skills?

More than 20,000 students across England and Wales participated in the 2016 Tenner Challenge which takes place this year and is free to access, between Monday 27 February – Friday 24 March 2017.

Tenner Challenge is Young Enterprise’s FREE national competition for students aged 11-19 years. Each student is pledged £10 from the Tenner Bank and has 4 weeks to set up a business to gain first-hand experience of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. Why not register today to take part in The Tenner Challenge.

The Challenge provides a unique opportunity to:

  • Explore a range of career opportunities
  • Shape future career aspirations and goals
  • Apply and utilise financial mathematics
  • Problem solve in a real-world context.

Registration closes on 27 February 2017.

How to take part?

It is so easy to take part. Young Enterprise will provide all the online resources you and your students will need to make the challenge a great success. Resources include ideas, activities, case studies and guidance to motivate and inspire! Take a look below at what teachers and students have said about the 2016 Challenge:

Young Enterprise PAN-London Trade Fair 11.02.2015

84% of teachers who took part of last year’s challenge reported they were attracted to the Tenner Challenge for the ‘real experience’ it offered to young people.

What will your students be saying in 2017? The Tenner Challenge is a great opportunity for young people; 86% of participants felt Tenner provided them with a unique opportunity to learn and achieve new things!

Young Enterprise PAN-London Trade Fair 11.02.2015

“I think the Tenner Challenge was a really great project to take part in. Going out and doing it yourself is a much better way of learning about business in the real world than sitting in a classroom.” Student aged 13, Scotland

“It was a brilliant challenge and so many students have found their inner talents and learnt to take risks” Teacher, South East

Sign your students up today at If you want to get in touch, please email

The Tenner Challenge is a great opportunity for students to be creative about using money and (utilise any hidden) entrepreneurial skills of their own. The task can develop help develop problem-solving skills using the incentive of ‘real’ money! It’s certain to gain the attention of every student! (@TeacherToolkit)

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In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account in which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in Britain' in The Sunday Times as one of the most influential in the field of education - he remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing online as @TeacherToolkit, he rebuilt this website (c2008) into what you are now reading, as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the number one spot at the UK Blog Awards (2018). Today, he is currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. In 1993, he started teaching and is an experienced school leader working in some of the toughest schools in London. He is also a former Teaching Awards winner for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, London' (2004) and has written several books on teaching (2013-2018). Read more...