The School:

St John the Divine C of E Primary is in its first year of working with Enabling Enterprise. As part of their annual Maths Week, they wanted to set a new challenge for the school to set up and run their own greetings card company. With a school motto of ‘TEAM’ – Together Everyone Achieves More, it is fantastic to see this important skill being developed in the classroom. Today was a great opportunity to put their teamwork to the test, along with other essential skills such as Using Imagination and Problem Solving.

The Greetings Card Challenge

Students explored the world of enterprise by setting up and running their own greeting cards company. Over the course of the challenge, students across the school were Working in a Team to manage a production line and sell a new range of greetings cards in the EE shop. In particular, teams had to use their Problem Solving skills to ensure that everyone in their team had contributed to final design and creation of their new greetings cards. As the clock ticked away, teams raced to outdo their competitors, sell the most cards and generate the biggest profit. In order to win over future customers, teams competed to deliver a convincing business pitch, before the final winners were decided.


After a whole-school celebration assembly where each winning team presented their Greetings Card Company to a wider audience, the parents were then invited in to purchase these unique, handcrafted cards.

What they said:

  • “I’ve been so impressed with the progress they’ve made, it’s been brilliant!” – Teacher
  • “It’s been very interesting to watch how they work with one another on this challenge: there have been some really great teamwork and staying positive skills on show today.” – Teacher
  • “We worked well in a team by each doing a different job. It made it easier to make more cards.” – Student, Year 1
  • “Teamwork in Year 6 means being able to help your team mates stay positive, which isn’t always easy.” – Student, Year 6

Thanks to everyone for such a great Challenge Day!

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 enablingenterprise.org

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