What Can Your Students Do With a Tenner?

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What could your students do with £10?

The Tenner Challenge is Young Enterprise’s free, four-week UK-wide competition challenging young people aged 11-19 to develop key skills, using real money to take calculated risks in business. Every business idea is pledged £10 from the Young Enterprise Tenner Bank.

Taking part will provide a safe and fun environment beyond the classroom for students, to experience setting up and running their own business; from creating a product, designing a company logo, working as a team, and managing a budget and trading directly with the public. All the resources you need to make the challenge a success are available online for you and your students. This includes ideas and inspiration, activities, case studies and guidance.

Tenner Challenge is a great way to encourage social action, many students at the end of the challenge will donate proceeds to local causes, schools or charities, providing a platform for young people to make a positive contribution to the wider community.

Curriculum Relevance

Tenner helps schools provide diverse learning opportunities, helping students develop skills which underpin success in education and employment such as: resilience, communication and teamwork. Specifically, participation in Tenner helps schools and teachers:

  • Meet their statutory duties to deliver impartial, independent career guidance
  • Prepare young people for the next stage of learning, life and work
  • Apply and utilise financial mathematics.


The challenge provides students a real opportunity to:

  • Explore a range of career opportunities whilst shaping future aspirations and goals
  • Gain an understanding of how businesses are structured and recognise different roles
  • Problem solve in a real-world context.

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)

Sign your students up today at www.Tenner.org.uk. If you want to get in touch, please email tenner@y-e.org.

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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...