The Enterprise Project encourages all young people to learn and develop in a way that meets their needs and develops vital skills for learning, life and work. It also teaches them the true value of money and the art of working together as a team to achieve a common goal.
We strongly believe that our pupils need to be prepared for a world which is changing rapidly. Many of the jobs they will have when they leave school do not yet exist and they will no doubt have several jobs during their lifetime. They need to have the skills and attitudes to cope with an unpredictable future, to be able to deal with setbacks and disappointments in a positive way, and to continue to learn for the rest of their lives.
The groups will have to plan carefully, think SMART and develop their businesses over the course of the Spring Term, once exams are all over, in order to be ready to sell their final ‘product’ at an Easter Fair.
With all of this in mind, the Year 6 pupils will embark on their very own enterprise adventure. Following an Apprentice-like theme, the children will work in small groups to devise a business model for a service or saleable product, with the aim being to ‘grow’ their starting assets of £10.00 per pupil into a sizeable profit. Each group will consist of distinct roles, from ‘Advertiser’ to ‘Accountant’ therefore the children will have to think carefully about where their strengths may lie. No pupil will be fired during the process!
ISI Inspection Report – March 2016: ‘Pupils benefit from many opportunities for challenge, and an enterprise scheme for Year 6 fosters additional entrepreneurial skills.’