Teenagers at Leek High School swapped their school uniforms for smart suits before they broke up for the summer holidays to take part in an 'Apprentice-style' challenge to learn about the world of business.
John Fernley from Buxton-based Bright Futures took on the role of Lord Alan Sugar when he visited the Springfield Road school to lead Year 10 students in a day of enterprise.
Fourteen-year-old Summer Phillips from Ipstones and Joshua Pakeman, aged 15, from Leek each took home a box of chocolates after being judged the best-dressed students and prizes were also handed out to groups showing the best teamwork and designing the longest running ride in a roller coaster challenge.
Jason Talbot, Brandon Mellor, Samantha Butcher, Chloe Flanders and Jack Evans picked up the teamwork prize for working well together with good communication skills.
The longest running ride prize went to Reece Austin, Dom Grindey, Will James, Courtney Hambleton and Katie Rushton.
John Fernley said: "This really is a fantastic school. Leek High students are always a pleasure to work with and there are quite a few who showed real negotiation skills. I think there are some future wheeler dealers in this room today and I am overwhelmed by how smartly turned out they all are."
Headteacher John Spencer said: "We have been holding this enterprise event for nine years now and I have no doubt that this year's students are the best turned out crowd we have ever had in school.
"I am very proud of them all."