Welwyn Garden City school enjoy Apprentice event

FANS of The Apprentice have to wait a good few months before this year’s fix of Sir Alan Sugar hiring and firing new recruits.

But this week you could have been mistaken for thinking the BBC series had already started had you been at Stanborough School.

As 185 of the WGC pupils set up as entrepreneurs and faced the challenge of posing as competing catering companies in a bid to cater for a social club function.

Supported with financial advice and guidance from Tara Bell of NatWest, students divided into groups to tender for the contract, planning and designing menus, as well as the supply and serving of the food, before being judged on their ability to present and deliver a project on time and to budget.

The activities were part of NatWest MoneySense for Schools, a national programme set up by the bank to develop business and financial skills among young people.