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School children from four local primary schools competed in the final stage of Newcastle United Foundation's Primary Enterprise Final on the Magpies' home turf last week.

With 64 pupils from Laygate Primary, Valley Gardens Middle, Thomas Walling Primary and Amberley Primary taking part, only 11 went forward to present to a panel of judges.

The programme, funded by the Premier League has run over six weeks, seeing children working in class to compete in the different stages of the competition, ending in the Primary Enterprise Final.

With the task set of creating a business that would be Newcastle United's next big kit sponsor, the children presented their idea, which they worked on outside of lesson time.

It was 'Zoom Out', a car business developed by a group from Laygate Primary in South Shields that wowed the judges.

Zoom Out's team manager, 11-year-old Mohammed, said:

"I'm really happy to have won. The sessions that we did at school inspired us to work hard and the whole team put in 100%."

John Jeffery, Key Stage Manager from Laygate Primary expressed his happiness in bringing home an award for the school. He said:

"It's a really prestigious award for the school at a time when we are trying get a bigger profile for ourselves.

"All the children worked so hard. They learnt so many different skills whilst working on the project such as public speaking, IT and team work. It has been a great day."

Newcastle United Enterprise Academy offers young supporters the chance to improve their enterprise skills using Newcastle United as a real life business case study while raising their self-esteem and aspirations.

To find out more about the Enterprise Academy for Primary Schools contact Andrew Foster, andrew.foster@nufc.co.uk.