Enterprising pupils at Annick Primary turned £1 into £1900.
The primary seven class of Irvine’s Annick Primary took up the Micro-Tyco challenge where they had to turn a pound into as much money as they could.
And, over the last four weeks, the busy pupils and teacher Jenny Ryrie have been holding events and a raffle to boost their funds.
On Friday at a special assembly the pupils had the chance to share the new s that their £1900 would help businesses set up in countries less fortunate than their own.
The pupils want to thank SimpsInns, The Menzies Hotel, Rivergate Shopping Centre, Basebowl, Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut Kilmarnock, Sports Direct, Ayr Racecourse, The Garage Kilmarnock, Bella Mani, The Magnum, O2, Ayr United FC, TES - AMM Europe (Gordon Cripps), Grant Thornton (Scott Moore), Fasprint Irvine, Totally Pampered Dundonald, The Irvine Herald, plus staff and pupils and parents of the school.
Proud teacher Jenny Ryrie said: “Our grand total was £1900, raised through a bake sale, Guess the Baby competition, car wash and our raffle. Special mention to Calum and Rebecca who baked cookies and raised £11 by selling them to friends outwith school.
“I’m absolutely delighted with how well the pupils did and I’m very proud of their achievements. We all gained in confidence and tried things we had never done before. “
On Friday, Irvine Herald news editor Lorraine Howard was invited along to draw the raffle prizes for the school.