Over the course of June, pupils aged between 5 and 11 from our Supplementary School will be competing in the “Fiver Challenge” – Young Enterprise’s nationwide challenge for primary school children, aimed to inspire creativity and develop enterprising attitudes and behaviours in young people.
“The Fiver Challenge gives young people one month to do something enterprising with their £5 pledge”
Supported by Virgin Money and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, participants are challenged to set up mini businesses to create products or services they can then sell/deliver at a profit and engage with their local community. Head of the Supplementary School, Gwyneth Gibson, said “This is a great initiative. It gives young people across the UK a taste of becoming an entrepreneur, an opportunity to develop new skills and a chance to have a lot of fun. Business ideas put forward by our students include operating a recycling scheme and holding a cake sale.”
An award ceremony will be held in London in September 2015 for winners of a number of categories such as the level of enterprise demonstrated and the degree of community engagement.
For more information about our Supplementary School or to show your support, you may contact the School directly by email at [email protected] . Alternatively, you can contact our administration office on 01923 216958 or [email protected] .