On Friday 20th May, the Year 6 pupils of Howbridge Church of England Junior School set up stalls and ran businesses selling goods as part of an ambitious enterprise project. During the week children were set a series of challenges: to market their product; keep a track of finance; develop branding and make a profit with their £10 investment, provided by Headteacher, Mr Sean Wade. Money raised was to be put towards an end of Year 6 leaver’s party which will take place in July. Abby Ansell, a Year 6 pupil, stated, “It was extremely exciting seeing children and parents buying our products. It made it even better knowing this was going to help make our party even better!”
Claire Hacket, mother of Cailey in Year 6, commented, ” The children were happy as coins were being thrown into their pots. My daughter has really engaged with the project, and when she’s older she definitely wants to go into business!”
Stalls on offer at the fair included: popcorn, candy-floss, cakes, sweet cones and a stationary shop selling home-made bookmarks. Each group involved has recorded a profit, with some of the more successful businesses making a profit of over £30.
Mr Wade, Headteacher of the school, commented, “This is great experience for the children – especially as they’re going to senior school. As the day drew to an end nearly every product was sold – we certainly have some budding entrepreneurs here at Howbridge!”