‘Apprentice’ event is thirst class for pupils

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Five schools are going head to head in an “Apprentice-style” challenge today.

Citrus Saturday will see pupils from Gracemount High School, Leith Academy, Woodlands, Gorgie Mills and Forrester High test their business skills in a competition to see who can make and sell the most of their own lemonade and orange juice.

The event, run by the city council, gives pupils a taste of working on a business project and helps develop their 
budgeting, negotiating, selling and marketing skills.

Sainsbury’s Cameron Toll has provided the bulk of the 1000 lemons, 450 oranges, 32 limes, 56kg of sugar and more than 100 litres of fizzy water the teams will be using to make their thirst-quenching drinks.

Economic convener Councillor Frank Ross said: “They will be able to put into practice all the skills they have been developing over the past months with the business students from Edinburgh University.”