The School: Benthal Primary School

Benthal Primary School are in their third year of working with Enabling Enterprise. The children have become experts at using the Enterprise Skills over the years and were looking forward to kicking off the new Enterprise year with a Challenge Day. This gave them the perfect opportunity to show off their Skills to the rest of the school.

The Challenge: The Greetings Card Challenge

Key Stage 2 students at Benthal Primary School were challenged to work in teams to set up their own Greetings Card companies. They had to decide what kind of cards they wanted to make, then design a few prototypes, before making and selling their cards in order to make a profit. With a limited budget to purchase their resources, students had to think really carefully about what they could buy. They also had to work as a team to plan ahead effectively.

The Results:

The students produced cards for a great variety of celebrations: Diwali, Eid, Christmas, birthdays, Valentine’s Day and many more. The children had a lot of fun persuading their teachers to buy their cards in a bid to earn the most profit. The day concluded with a round of high-quality presentations where each team showed pride in the cards they had produced, and the profit they had made. Most importantly, students were able to reflect on the Enterprise Skills they had used and developed throughout the day. Teachers were so impressed that it was hardly surprising their scoreboards were packed with points for imagination and teamwork.

What they said:

  • “I was really impressed at how they came together as a team and used their Problem Solving to get back on track.” – Teacher, Benthal Primary School
  • “Next time we would solve problems using positivity. I learnt you don’t always get your own way.” – Student, Benthal Primary School

Well done to everyone who was involved.

Enabling Enterprise are working in partnership with schools and businesses to support students to build enterprise skills and aspirations. Find out more by contacting us.

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