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The Wolf cubs of Wall Street!

"We got some of the Children's parents who have their own business in to speak," says Sotira. "And last year we did UCL's Citrus Saturday, which involved setting up their own lemonade stand, and thinking about costing, financing, pricing up their lemonade, working out profit. I've been really surprised about their knowledge of the skills and qualities required."

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Citrus Saturday need your help!

Help 2,000 kids in  Swaziland  take part in Citrus Saturday through our crowdfunding campaign.

It's important for them to access enterprise education and the essential skills they need for entrepreneurship - we want to provide the opportunity to shape their future and really need your help to make it happen.

Take a look at our  Indiegogo page  to find out how to donate and what rewards we have on offer for all our donors (including a very special Citrus reciepe book from Michelin restaurant owner David Moore!).

 

Top 5 earning entrepreneurs for the day

The results are in for London and the top 5 earning stands are listed below, proving there are some budding entrepreneurs in the making!

  1. The Lemonators (Paddington Station) £332
  2. Lemon Aid (Great Queen Street) £275
  3. Bitter Sweet (Bloomsbury Square Gardens) £212
  4. Citrus UK (Camden Lock) £197
  5. Citrus Crave (BOXPark) £175

It was an extremely successful day and attended by the Mayor of Camden. Congratulations to everybody taking part - if you can turn lemons into money, just think what else you can achieve!

 

International Citrus Saturday 2014

Young people from London have used over 16000 lemons, 8,000 oranges and 7,000 limes in a day of frenzied lemonade selling that would rival The Apprentice as part of International Citrus Saturday 2014.

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School students experience a taste of entrepreneurship on Citrus Saturday

Edinburgh school students took part in Citrus Saturday on 24th May, getting a taste of running their own business by setting up and managing their own lemonade stand for a day.

More than 30 school students between 13 and 17 took part in the initiative, which is supported by City of Edinburgh Council and run by The Prince’s Trust.

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UCL & Citrus Saturday to host competition for Young Enterprise

We are very excited to be supporting the Young Enterprise Company of the Year award later this year. For the second year running, UCL will be hosting the first round of the competition in April which welcomes 15-19 year olds who will be presenting their business ideas complete with a report and trade stand.

 

Citrus Saturday visits Belgium

Last year we announced the fantastic news that VOKA in Belgium had been awarded a grant of €1000 from European bank BNP Paribas Fortis. They are now in a position to put that money to good use and will be running the Citrus Saturday programme once again as part of a summer programme. Citrus Saturday manager Jack Wratten visited them in Belgium at the end of February to finalise the all important details.

 

The University of Caen joins Citrus Saturday

The University of Caen Lower Normandy in France will be running a pilot of the Citrus Saturday programme in February. They’ve completed some training with us and have now trained a group of volunteers to help run the programme in France. The partnership was formed through our link with The Open Innovation Project and INTERREG IVB. 

 

Citrus Saturday present to the British Council Comenius programme

Citrus Saturday manager Jack Wratten has been invited to Holy Trinity Primary School on 5 March to present Citrus Saturday to teachers on the British Council Comenius programme called ‘Europe's Got Talent - how to succeed in the world of work’. The schools involved are all over Europe (Turkey, Portugal, Norway, Latvia, Italy, Croatia and Poland). Ahead of this presentation, Citrus Saturday ran a pilot with 8 and 9 year olds from Holy Trinity at UCL’s campus on Thursday 30 January.

These were our youngest ever Citrus Saturday entrepreneurs, the first primary school in UK to be involved with the programme and it was fantastic day all round. Each of the four teams worked really hard and the most profitable team made £20.66 each!

Take a look at some our favourite photos from the day on our Facebook page .

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Our African pilot was covered in the Swaziland Observer

Junior Achievement (JA) Swaziland was the the first organisation in Africa to hold a Citrus Saturday event and it was a hit!

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Our first Citrus Saturday in Mbanane was covered in the Swaziland Times

In the run-up to our the big day in Africa, our programme was covered by the Times

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JA adopts UK entrepreneurship programme for pupils

We had some wonderful coverage on the Swazi Observer’s website

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Citrus Saturday manager Jack Wratten writes about his trip to Africa

Read all about the Citrus Saturday experiences in Africa

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Citrus Saturday goes to Africa

This autumn, Citrus Saturday will be heading to Swaziland thanks to the Commonwealth Secretariat , and then to Mozambique thanks to the enterprising approach of a Mozambique student that volunteered with UCL's Citrus Saturday.

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5300 UK Secondary Schools

After successful growth throughout 2011 and 2012, 2013 will see us offer the Citrus Saturday programme template to all of the UK’s secondary schools. All 5300 schools have access to the template and just need to get in touch to take part!

 

 

Citrus Saturday wins support from BNP Paribas

UCL’s Citrus Saturday initiative to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs has achieved a boost in Belgium thanks to a grant of €1000 from European bank BNP Paribas Fortis.

The grant has been awarded to UCL’s partner in organising Citrus Saturday in Belgium, VOKA, East-Flanders' Chamber of Commerce and Industry, following a call from the bank for submissions for funding from projects which would assist children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The money will be used for running Citrus Saturday again in the country, in collaboration with Free-time who provide summer school activities. The programme is funded in the UK by UCL and an EU Interreg 4b grant for northwest Europe.

The grant comes after an exciting period of experimentation and expansion for the programme more widely, which has recently successfully completed pilot projects for the first time in both Swaziland and Mozambique in southern Africa.

“To have received this grant now at such an exciting time for the Citrus Saturday programme is great,” said Jack Wratten, Citrus Saturday Manager. “It really feels like momentum around the programme is continuing to build all the time.

“We’re now planning Citrus Saturday in even more schools and even more countries in 2014, and this grant will go towards making the day in Belgium bigger and better than ever.”