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Branson calls for enterprise culture in schools

26/03/2013 Joanna
Sir Richard Branson has said that those in teacher jobs can help to encourage enterprise culture by educating their pupils about the world of business.

The chairman of Virgin Group told BBC News School Report that it was important for children to learn about key aspects of business, adding that he did not believe some of the things pupils studied in school were particularly relevant once they had left school.

He opined that the key to being an entrepreneur was being able to come up with an idea that can improve other people's lives and suggested that pupils could develop their business skills by being given the opportunity to try their hand at running one.

Sir Richard explained: "As part of the school curriculum, if everybody just set up a little business within their school - it could maybe even be a fictional business, with fictional money and so on."

Questioned about his own dyslexia, the entrepreneur said he did not believe dyslexic pupils needed to be overly worried about the condition, asserting that they are often "really good at other things".

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