The School: Ardleigh Green Junior School

Today Year 4 pupils from Ardleigh Green Junior, in the London Borough of Havering, had the opportunity to develop their enterprise skills on an exciting business challenge that tested their ability to work as a team, come up with creative ideas and stay positive.

The Challenge: Greeting Cards

During the day, the children were set the task of setting up their own greetings card company with the task of designing, making, selling and presenting their ideas in a business pitch at the end of the day. This took a high level of teamwork and an ability to solve problems, along with a fantastic ability to come up with creative ideas along the way.

The Results:

The groups came up with some brilliantly unique ideas for cards, such as ‘Happy First Day at School’ cards and ‘Congratulations on Your New Baby’. There were some teams that managed to make a fantastic profit after selling their cards back to the teachers and deducting the business loan that they were given in order to buy the materials for making their card range. Students really got into the idea of the production line and definitely increased their productivity as they making part of the day progressed and they learnt from their mistakes and refined their strategies.

What they said:

  • “I’m really impressed with what the children have achieved today. It’s been a really big learning curve and an important journey for them.” – Teacher, Year 4
  • “We all got the questions right in the quiz and we worked as a team to do this. We were most proud of working as a team.” – Student, Year 4

Well done to everyone who was involved.

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