Enterprising youngsters getting a pizza the action in Llanelli

Enterprising youngsters getting a pizza the action in Llanelli

Around 270 pupils got involved as Year 8 teams undertook a money management challenge with NatWest's MoneySense financial education team, while the Year 9 teams ran a virtual pizza parlour with help from Careers Wales.

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01 November 2011

NatWest MoneySense coach Sandra Barker brought with her Danielle Devonald from the bank's Port Talbot branch and business manager Leighton Jones from Llansamlet so they could talk the pupils through the real life challenges of running a business.

A panel of judges consisting of school governor Brian Davies, music teacher Julie Jackson and NatWest senior business manager Hywel Bassett chose the winning team of Thea Mairello, Steven Morris, Arlana Slaven, Daire Colclough, Shaun Thomas and Danni Jordan.

Organiser Gareth Price of Careers Wales said: "It was great to see so many of these youngsters really getting involved and getting to grips with the challenges they faced. I don't think I've ever seen so many pizzas! We had some terrfific feedback from some of those who took part, saying they got a lot out of the day."

NatWest's Sandra Barker said: "It's always great to engage with pupils who are eager to learn about things which are slightly different to the other topics they usually learn about at school. Making it pracitcal grabs their attention and it was a very worthwhile day."

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