For the last six weeks, in their Personal Development lessons, Year 7 students have worked as part of a team on a mini enterprise challenge, designed to increase awareness of Economic Wellbeing and Financial Capability.
Each group was given £5 in capital with a view to using it to support the development of a product or activity which would make a profit within the duration of the project. Students assumed a specific role within their ‘company’ and, through taking part in the activities, learnt about how to be entrepreneurial and how to set up and run a small business with the aim of producing, advertising and selling a marketable product.
The teams came up with a wide range of activities such as a Valentine’s Day postal service, Teddy Bear raffle and ‘Guess the Name of the Teddy’ but it was Mrs Core’s enterprising group who raised £46.60 by running a cake sale and a raffle for a ‘lunch queue jump’ pass who took this year’s coveted crown of ‘Enterprise Champions’ and got to yield the ‘Enterprise Challenge’ trophy!
The money raised (a fantastic £91.63) will be put towards the fund-raising efforts for the Refugee Crisis. A very well done to all involved!