The School: Thomas’s Clapham

Thomas’s Clapham is an independent school for 4-13 year old students, they are dedicated to preparing their students for the future with varied opportunities and curriculum. The Enabling Enterprise Challenge Skills link very closely with the school’s 8Cs so today was a perfect opportunity for the students to practise and share their fantastic collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.

The Challenge: Greetings Card Challenge

The Greetings Card Challenge is an excellent opportunity for the young entrepreneurs in Reception up to Year 4 to take on a real-life business challenge. Working in mixed aged teams (Reception, Y1 & Y2 and Y3 & Y4), they were set the task of designing, making and selling a brand-new range of creative greetings card for Alice Rhodes, CEO of Smiles Card Company. Throughout the day teams needed to ensure they were Working in a Team, Sharing Ideas and Staying Positive as with a limited amount of budget and resources they needed to make as many top-quality cards to ensure they were able to be left with a suitable profit. At the end of the day, each team presented their successes and challenges to the class to their judges in the last chance to earn some Sharing Ideas points.

The Results:

Teams across the school were Aiming High to create a new innovative theme or design for their cards. As well as the upcoming Mother Day and Easter celebrations there were some particularly creative ideas such as ‘Will you marry me?’ cards as well as ‘Happy Adventuring’ for those people who are off on a long journey. The collaboration and Working in a Team was put to the test through the mixed aged groups and the students showed excellent turn taking, sharing out responsibilities and ensuring that the tasks were finished on time. The final presentations across the school were confident and enthusiastic as each child felt great pride in their achievements over the day. The fantastic cards will be sold to parents after school to raise money for their school charity.

What they said:

  • “I am so proud of every single one of the class, there’s been a great opportunity for the older students to support and lead the younger ones.” – Teacher, Reception
  • “I’ve really enjoyed working with other children from different classes as it’s good to get to know them and see what they’re good at.” – Student, Year 2

Well done to everyone who was involved.

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