The School: Poplar Street Primary School

With only a few students having experienced Enabling Enterprise’s programmes in a highly contested and exciting Enterprise Competition, the students of Poplar Street Primary in Audenshaw were excited to get their first shot at tackling the Challenge Skills. With all classes from Year 1 to Year 6 taking part, the school was buzzing with anticipation as they entered the hall to find out what the day’s challenge would involve.

The Greetings Card Challenge

The children were challenged to become card manufacturers and produce a range of greetings cards with a chosen theme. Working in a Team, the students decided on a pricing category, theme and design for their cards before organising a shopping list to purchase the materials they needed from the EE Shop. After running successful production lines or working against the clock whilst following their team’s unique designs, the aspiring entrepreneurs had the opportunity to sell their incredibly well-crafted cards back to the shop to be able to buy more materials, make more cards and more profit.

The Results:

Aiming High and were the orders of the day as the teams were Problem Solving and Using Imagination to make the best cards, the most profit and be crowned the winning team. Before the winners were announced however, a final challenge stood in their way. The students were tasked with preparing and presenting their very own business pitch to representatives of the Smile Card Company. With high scores from many teams, the final Sharing Ideas points would make all the difference.

What they said:

  • “Very rarely do any of the students get chance to work on these skills which are so important in their learning and development. What a great day!” – Teacher, Poplar Street Primary
  • “I was really proud of how many cards we actually made. I couldn’t have done it on my own.” – Student, Year 2

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 or visiting

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