Sky News: Lucy Turnbull backs entrepreneurial kids
Originally published in Sky News Australia
Lucy Turnbull will be the patron of an organisation aimed at fostering entrepreneurialism in school kids.
Up to 180,000 primary schoolers are expected to take part in the inaugural national Lemonade Day in 2016 with the aim of giving them experience running their own business.
It's the first initiative from DICE Kids (Digital, Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial), which was developed at Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy's innovation policy hackathon in October.
The organisation's leader, Erin Watson-Lynn, said the students would run their own lemonade stand businesses to help them become familiar with entrepreneurialism.
'It's about inspiring young people and that cultural shift towards entrepreneurship - giving them the belief that they're able to do it,' she said.
She described Mrs Turnbull, the wife of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and a notable businesswoman, as having made enormous contributions to business, government and society.
'We felt Lucy symbolised the potential of young Australians, especially young girls,' Ms Watson-Lynn said.